Lord high chancellor of England
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|the presiding judge in the court of chancery, the highest judicial officer of the crown, and the first lay person of the state after the blood royal. He is created chancellor by the delivery into his custody of the great seal, of which he becomes keeper. He is privy counselor by his office, and prolocutor of the House of Lords by prescription.|
See also: Chancellor
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.