Admiralty

[[t]æ̱dmərəlti[/t]]
N-PROPER: the N
In Britain, the Admiralty is the government department that is in charge of the navy.

The loss of the biggest ship in the Royal Navy shocked the Admiralty.


English dictionary. 2008.

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