Lord Chancellor

Lord Chancellor
Lord Chancellor n: 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

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

Lord Chancellor
head of the English judicial system and an important member of the government, remarkably contrary to any notion of separation of powers. He sits on the woolsack when in the House of Lords. He has a very heavy administrative responsibility for the whole justice system in England, including matters such as legal aid and judicial appointments.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.

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