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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.


In Dorne

Prince Doran Martell employs justiciars to sit in judgment in Sunspear while remaining at the Water Gardens.[1]

In Braavos

In Braavos, justiciars are civil servants. Like keyholders, they dress in drab coats of brown and grey.[2]

Recent events

A Feast for Crows

After the death of Tywin Lannister, Queen Regent Cersei renames the office of Master of laws as "justiciar" in the style of the Free Cities, and grants the post to Orton Merryweather.[3]

During her time as "Cat of the Canals", Arya Stark sells clams and cockles to keyholders and justiciars.[2]

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.[4]

See also


  1. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 13, The Soiled Knight.
  2. 2.0 2.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 34, Cat Of The Canals.
  3. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 17, Cersei IV.
  4. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 54, Cersei I.