a cabinet minister without portfolio.
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How to use Lord Privy Seal in a sentence
In 1628 he became Lord Privy Seal, and in 1635 a commissioner of the treasury.
In the Rockingham ministry of 1782 he was again Lord Privy Seal.
In spite of repeated requests he received no further preferment until after 1740, when he became Lord Privy Seal.
British Dictionary definitions for Lord Privy Seal
(in Britain) the senior cabinet minister without official duties
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