What does the word admiralty mean?

Usage examples for admiralty

  1. We were shown all over the remains, and hearing that the " Nubia" had just had her engine room blown away, we suggested that the two ends should be joined together and called the " Nuzu," but whether the Admiralty thought anything of the idea I have yet to learn! – Fanny Goes to War by Pat Beauchamp
  2. The Admiralty were also pleased to grant the discharge of Mesty, on the sum required for a substitute being paid in. – Mr. Midshipman Easy by Captain Frederick Marryat
  3. He had orders from the Board of Admiralty to make search at any places at which he might touch on the Patagonian coast, and endeavor to learn something of their fate. – The Captive in Patagonia by Benjamin Franklin Bourne