law lord

noun

Definition of law lord

: a member of the British House of Lords who by appointment as a lord of appeal in ordinary or as lord chancellor or by possession of eminent legal experience usually obtained by having held high judicial office is qualified to participate in the proceedings of the House as a court of last resort no appeal can be decided by the House unless at least three law lords … are present at the hearing— Edward Jenks

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“Law lord.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/law%20lord. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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