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'''Justiciar''' is a title employed in the [[Seven Kingdoms]] and the [[Free Cities]] by civil servants and nobles tasked with dispensing justice.
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'''Justiciar''', or '''lord justiciar''', is a title employed in the [[Seven Kingdoms]] and the [[Free Cities]] by civil servants and nobles tasked with dispensing justice.
  
==About==
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==History==
===In Dorne===
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During the [[House Targaryen|Targaryen]] reign of the [[Seven Kingdoms]], Lord [[Rodrik Arryn]], Prince [[Aemon Targaryen (son of Jaehaerys I)|Aemon Targaryen]], and Lord [[Thaddeus Rowan]] all served as justiciar as well as [[master of laws]].{{Ref|fab|The Long Reign - Jaehaerys and Alysanne: Policy, Progeny, and Pain}}{{Ref|fab|Heirs of the Dragon - A Question of Succession}}{{Ref|fab|Under the Regents - War and Peace and Cattle Shows}}
Prince [[Doran Martell]] employs justiciars as to sit in judgment in [[Sunspear]] while remaining at the [[Water Gardens]].{{ref|affc|13}}
 
  
===In Braavos===
 
 
In [[Braavos]], justiciars are civil servants. Like [[keyholders]], they dress in drab coats of brown and grey.{{ref|affc|34}}
 
In [[Braavos]], justiciars are civil servants. Like [[keyholders]], they dress in drab coats of brown and grey.{{ref|affc|34}}
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In [[Dorne]], Prince [[Doran Martell]] employs justiciars to sit in judgment in [[Sunspear]] while remaining at the [[Water Gardens]].{{ref|affc|13}}
  
 
==Recent events==
 
==Recent events==
 
 
===''A Feast for Crows''===
 
===''A Feast for Crows''===
 
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After the death of [[Tywin Lannister]], Queen [[Regent]] [[Cersei Lannister]] replaces the office of [[master of laws]] with the office of "justiciar", in the style of the [[Free Cities]], and grants the post to [[Orton Merryweather]].{{ref|AFFC|17}}
After the death of [[Tywin Lannister]], Queen [[Regent]] [[Cersei Lannister|Cersei]] renames the office of [[Master of laws]] as "justiciar" in the style of the [[Free Cities]], and grants the post to [[Orton Merryweather]].{{ref|AFFC|17}}
 
  
 
During her time as "Cat of the Canals", [[Arya Stark]] sells clams and cockles to keyholders and justiciars.{{ref|affc|34}}
 
During her time as "Cat of the Canals", [[Arya Stark]] sells clams and cockles to keyholders and justiciars.{{ref|affc|34}}
  
 
===''A Dance with Dragons''===
 
===''A Dance with Dragons''===
After assuming the regency, Ser [[Kevan Lannister]] restores the title of Master of laws but maintains that of justiciar. He grants the post to [[Randyll Tarly]] to amend the damages done by Cersei to the alliance of [[House Lannister]] to [[House Tyrell]].{{ref|ADWD|54}}
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After assuming the regency, Ser [[Kevan Lannister]] restores the office of master of laws but also maintains that of justiciar and names Lord [[Randyll Tarly]] to the offices.{{ref|ADWD|54}}{{Ref|adwd|appendix}}
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==See also==
 
==See also==
 
*[[Master of laws]]
 
*[[Master of laws]]
==References and Notes==
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==References==
 
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[[Category:Titles]]
 
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[[Category:Members of the small council]]
 
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Latest revision as of 20:23, 25 February 2020

Justiciar, or lord justiciar, is a title employed in the Seven Kingdoms and the Free Cities by civil servants and nobles tasked with dispensing justice.

History

During the Targaryen reign of the Seven Kingdoms, Lord Rodrik Arryn, Prince Aemon Targaryen, and Lord Thaddeus Rowan all served as justiciar as well as master of laws.[1][2][3]

In Braavos, justiciars are civil servants. Like keyholders, they dress in drab coats of brown and grey.[4]

In Dorne, Prince Doran Martell employs justiciars to sit in judgment in Sunspear while remaining at the Water Gardens.[5]

Recent events

A Feast for Crows

After the death of Tywin Lannister, Queen Regent Cersei Lannister replaces the office of master of laws with the office of "justiciar", in the style of the Free Cities, and grants the post to Orton Merryweather.[6]

During her time as "Cat of the Canals", Arya Stark sells clams and cockles to keyholders and justiciars.[4]

A Dance with Dragons

After assuming the regency, Ser Kevan Lannister restores the office of master of laws but also maintains that of justiciar and names Lord Randyll Tarly to the offices.[7][8]

See also

References

  1. Fire & Blood, The Long Reign - Jaehaerys and Alysanne: Policy, Progeny, and Pain.
  2. Fire & Blood, Heirs of the Dragon - A Question of Succession.
  3. Fire & Blood, Under the Regents - War and Peace and Cattle Shows.
  4. 4.0 4.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 34, Cat Of The Canals.
  5. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 13, The Soiled Knight.
  6. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 17, Cersei IV.
  7. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 54, Cersei I.
  8. A Dance with Dragons, Appendix.