master of the rolls

Definition of master of the rolls 

: a high official of the British judiciary having custody of the records of the Court of Chancery and important patents and grants and serving usually as presiding judge of the Court of Appeal and also as a member of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council — compare lord chancellor, lord chief justice of england

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Middle English Maister of the Rolles

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