Lord High Chancellor

Lord High Chancellor
noun
the highest officer of the Crown who is head of the judiciary and who presides in the House of Lords
Syn: ↑Lord Chancellor
Hypernyms: ↑cabinet minister

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noun

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Lord Chancellor or Lord High Chancellor
A senior member of the British government, historically holding the roles of Speaker of the House of Lords, head of the judiciary of England and Wales, and keeper of the Great Seal
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Main Entry:chancellor

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Lord Chancellor or Lord High Chancellor,
the highest judicial official of the United Kingdom, who ranks above all peers except royal princes and the Archbishop of Canterbury. He is Keeper of the Great Seal and chairman of the House of Lords. In theory he presides over the chancery division of the High Court of Justice, though in practice he rarely sits there. He recommends or advises on the appointment of most judges. His office, unlike that of other judges, is political and changes with the government.

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