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Definition: A justiciar was one of the four main officers of medieval courts. It was the job of the justiciar to administrate the royal judicial system and to serve as the king's viceroy when the king was absent from the country.

The three other main officers of the court were the Chamberlain, the Chancellor, and the Treasurer.

When King Rex visited France, Sir Laughton met his responsibilities as justiciar by overseeing the kingdom in his absence.
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