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Lord High Admiral
Admiral Ad"mi*ral, n. [OE. amiral, admiral, OF. amiral, ultimately fr. Ar. am[=i]r-al-bahr commander of the sea; Ar. am[=i]r is commander, al is the Ar. article, and am[=i]r-al, heard in different titles, was taken as one word. Early forms of the word show confusion with L. admirabilis admirable, fr. admirari to admire. It is said to have been introduced into Europe by the Genoese or Venetians, in the 12th or 13th century. Cf. Ameer, Emir.] 1. A naval officer of the highest rank; a naval officer of high rank, of which there are different grades. The chief gradations in rank are admiral, vice admiral, and rear admiral. The admiral is the commander in chief of a fleet or of fleets. 2. The ship which carries the admiral; also, the most considerable ship of a fleet. Like some mighty admiral, dark and terrible, bearing down upon his antagonist with all his canvas straining to the wind, and all his thunders roaring from his broadsides. --E. Everett. 3. (Zo["o]l.) A handsome butterfly (Pyrameis Atalanta) of Europe and America. The larva feeds on nettles. Admiral shell (Zo["o]l.), the popular name of an ornamental cone shell (Conus admiralis). Lord High Admiral, a great officer of state, who (when this rare dignity is conferred) is at the head of the naval administration of Great Britain.

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- The Lord High Admiral (of England, Great Britain and then the United Kingdom, beginning in the 14th century) is the titular head of the Royal Navy. Most...
- Kingdom from 1964 to date) Lord High Admiral of Scotland Lord High Admiral of the Wash Lord High Admiral of Sweden Lord High Admiral, Pimlico, London public...
- was replaced by a Lord High Admirals Council: this lasted until 1828. The title of the First Naval Lord was changed to First Sea Lord on the appointment...
- Commissioners for Exercising the Office of Lord High Admiral (known as the Board of Admiralty). The office of First Lord of the Admiralty existed from 1628 until...
- The Lord High Admiral of Scotland was one of the Great Officers of State of the Kingdom of Scotland before the Union with England in 1707. The office...
- The Lord High Admirals Council was a series of councils appointed to advise and ****ist the Lord High Admiral of England and then later of the United Kingdom...
- The Lord High Admiral or Admiral of the Realm (Swedish: Riksamiral) was a prominent and influential office in Sweden, from c. 1571 until 1676, excluding...
- January 2012. Howard was Lord High Admiral, and a cousin to the late Thomas, 4th Duke of Norfolk Villiers was Lord High Admiral, and a favourite of King...
- Lord High Steward (or Lord High Justiciar) (Swedish: Riksdrots) Lord High Constable (Swedish: Riksmarsk) Lord High Admiral (Swedish: Riksamiral) Lord...
- The Lord High Admiral is a Grade II* listed former public house at 43 Vauxhall Bridge Road, Pimlico, London. English Heritage note that it is attached...
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