Meaning of Lord High Admiral in English:

Lord High Admiral


  • A title of the British monarch, originally the title of an officer who governed the Royal Navy and had jurisdiction over maritime causes.

    ‘After the Armada campaign Howard continued to serve as Lord High Admiral in major expeditions afloat.’
    • ‘The third, John Russell, first Earl of Bedford, was made Lord High Admiral in 1540 at the age of 54.’
    • ‘After he became Lord High Admiral in 1585, his company was known as the Admiral's Men.’
    • ‘I believe a variation of the seal had been in use by the Lord High Admiral of Scotland about a century earlier.’
    • ‘As Lord High Admiral, James II flew a red ensign and a masthead flag bearing the insignia of that office.’