Lords Spiritual


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Lords Spiritual

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(Anglicanism) the two Anglican archbishops and 24 most senior bishops of England and Wales who sit as members of the House of Lords
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Noun1.Lords Spiritual - the clergy in France and the heads of the church in Britain
estate of the realm, the three estates, estate - a major social class or order of persons regarded collectively as part of the body politic of the country (especially in the United Kingdom) and formerly possessing distinct political rights
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
France, French Republic - a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe
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A huge majority rallied to Nixon and Agnew, exposing how far out of touch with America our Lords Spiritual and Lords Temporal had become.
In the House of Lords, the Lords Spiritual are all Anglican bishops.
But the Lords Spiritual (Women) Bill will allow any women who become diocesan bishops within the Church of England in the next decade to jump the queue.
Most gracious sovereign", it began, "we, your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, beg leave to congratulate Your Majesty, His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh, their Royal Highnesses (that's enough royals, ed.
Of the 26 Church of England bishops who sit in the House, and are known as Lords Spiritual, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York always have seats in the Lords, as do the Bishops of London, Durham and Winchester.
Up to 12 Lords Spiritual (Archbishops/Bishops) and Ministerial members.
For example, in Britain, an "estate of the realm" is defined as: "An order or class of persons in a political community, regarded as a part of the body politic: usually regarded as being the lords temporal (peers), lords spiritual and commons.
He will become one of the 26 Lords Spiritual and takes his place following the retirement of the Bishop of Carlisle, Rt Rev Graham Dow.
In Jersey, the dean sits as a non-voting member of the States; (5) in the Westminster Parliament twenty-six bishops of the Church of England sit as the Lords Spiritual in the House of Lords; (6) while in the Manx Tynwald the Lord Bishop of Sodor and Man sits in the Legislative Council.
The Rt Rev Dr Peter Forster became the latest Church of England bishop to join the Lords Spiritual.
Vote for a conservative counterbalance to the "Trendy" modernising influence of The Lords Spiritual.
Next thing I know, I'll be hanging out with "the Lords Spiritual and Temporal".