Lord Chancellor


noun, plural Lord Chancellors.

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.

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Also called Lord High Chancellor.

Origin of Lord Chancellor

First recorded in 1490–1500
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Lord Chancellor

noun

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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