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privy seal

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (often capitals) (in Britain) a seal affixed to certain documents issued by royal authority: of less rank and importance than the great seal
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BIRTHDAYS: Sir George Young, Leader of the House of Commons and Lord Privy Seal, 78; Frank Field, MP, 77; Ruben Blades, actor, 71; Lorraine Chase, actress, 68; Stewart Copeland, rock musician (The Police), 67; Michael Flatley, dancer, 61; Miguel Indurain, former cyclist, 55; Johnny Vaughan, TV and radio presenter, 53.
In the final episode, it turns out the Whale is his mother, and their spirits join to become a mecha @HKesvani Finally, the whole keeper of the privy seal thing makes sense...
In a letter to Lord Wakeham, the Lord Privy Seal, she said there was "now a mismatch between need and resources" and stated that when it came to Regional Selective Assistance (RSA) "Scotland with 9% of unemployment has 31% of expenditure and Wales with 5% of unemployment, 28% of expenditure".
Darkest Hour doesn't really delve into all this, offering trailer-ready quips (Winston in the loo, fielding a call from the Lord Privy Seal: "Tell the Lord Privy Seal that I am sealed in the privy!") and a Bluffer's Guide to politics: Churchill's famous comment on Clement Attlee -- "a sheep in sheep's clothing" -- gets an irrelevant mention while a conversation about King George VI talks of "his brother's marriage to Wallis Simpson", even though the characters in the movie (unlike the modern audience) obviously wouldn't need it spelled out like that.
The report reveals that most of the alleged victims were boys aged 11 to 15 and that the allegations date from 1961 - when Sir Edward was Lord Privy Seal in the Macmillan government - to 1992, by which time he was in his 70s.
Before Gaveston can read Edward's letter, for example, he must break a seal, either pendent or applied, bearing the impression of the Privy Seal or the king's own in red wax.
As Prince Konoe (Masatoshi Nakamura), the prime minister before the war, tells Fellers, "It's not a black-and-white issue, general." Koichi Kido (Masato Ibu), Lord Keeper of the Privy Seal of Japan, tells Fellers how Hirohito broke precedent and asserted his authority to recommend pursuing the Allied peace proposals.
Get a load of this old twaddle from Lord Privy Seal Tina Stowell confirming John Bercow as Commons Speaker.
Chapter 6 discusses further scribes including Richard Frampton and Thomas Hoccleve, clerk of the Privy Seal, who may have been employed at the Guildhall at some time in their careers.
Also featured on the list was 'Tell him I can only deal with one s**t at a time,' which was Churchill's angry reply to Lord Privy Seal's call while was taking care of his business in the toilet.
BIRTHDAYS: Sir George Young, Leader of the House of Commons and Lord Privy Seal, 72; Lorraine Chase, actress, 62; Stewart Copeland, rock musician (The Police), 61; Michael Flatley (pictured), dancer, 55; Miguel Indurain, former cyclist, 49; Johnny Vaughan, TV and radio presenter, 47.