Admiralty Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Admiralty, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Admiralty?

n. also referred to as admiralty law, maritime law or Law of the Sea, it is a distinct body of law which governs maritime questions and offenses. Admiralty law was introduced into England. In the USA, it is under the jurisdiction of the US district courts and appeal from judgments in admiralty case lies to the US courts of appeals.