lord chancellor

noun

Definition of lord chancellor

plural lords chancellor
: a British officer of state who presides over the House of Lords in both its legislative and judicial capacities, serves as the head of the British judiciary, and is usually a leading member of the cabinet

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15th century

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Lord Chancellor

noun

legal Definition of Lord Chancellor

: an official in the British judicial system whose duties include heading the Chancery Division and presiding over the Supreme Court of Judicature and the House of Lords in its judicial capacity

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