Lord Chancellor

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Lord Chancellor

n. pl. Lords Chancellor
The presiding officer of the House of Lords.

Lord Chancellor

n
(Law) government Brit the cabinet minister who is head of the judiciary in England and Wales and Speaker of the House of Lords

Lord` Chan′cellor



n., pl. Lord Chancellors.
the highest judicial officer of the British crown: ministry law adviser, presiding officer in the House of Lords, etc. Also called Lord′ High` Chan′cellor.
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Noun1.Lord Chancellor - the highest officer of the Crown who is head of the judiciary and who presides in the House of Lords
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
cabinet minister - a person who is a member of the cabinet
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Lord Chancellor

n (Brit) → Lordsiegelbewahrer m, → Lordkanzler m
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He became Treasurer of the Exchequer, Speaker of the House of Commons, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, and last of all Lord Chancellor of England.
The advice was above the courage of both the King and the age; but Bacon was advanced through various legal offices, until in 1613 he was made Attorney-General and in 1618 (two years after Shakspere's death) Lord High Chancellor of England, at the same time being raised to the peerage as Baron Verulam.
1618 - Francis Bacon becomes Lord Chancellor of England.
Named after Baron Stowell (aka John Scott and Lord Eldon, 1745-1836) who was husband of Bessie Surtees, and who became Lord Chancellor of England.
1685: Judge Jeffreys was appointed Lord Chancellor of England.
He was also a councillor to Henry VIII, and Lord High Chancellor of England from October 1529 to 16 May 1532.
Thomas More told a bright young lad to be a teacher, but Ritchie chose to become rich and became Chancellor of England.
Thomas More Society, named for the 16th century lawyer, judge, and diplomat who served as Lord Chancellor of England under King Henry VIII and was later executed, is a charitable organization whose purpose is to encourage Catholic lawyers to live a Christian vocation by sanctifying their daily work.

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