- the highest judicial officer of the British crown: law adviser of the ministry, keeper of the great seal, presiding officer in the House of Lords, etc.
Origin of Lord Chancellor
First recorded in 1490–1500
Also called Lord High Chancellor.
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Lord High Chancellor
- another name for the Lord Chancellor
- British government the cabinet minister who is head of the judiciary in England and Wales and Speaker of the House of Lords
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