Definition of Lord privy seal

1. Noun. The senior cabinet minister in the British Cabinet who has no official duties.

Group relationships: British Cabinet
Generic synonyms: Cabinet Minister

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lord Privy Seal

Lord's Day
Lord's Prayer
Lord's Resistance Army
Lord's Supper
Lord's table
Lord Britten of Aldeburgh
Lord Chancellor
Lord George Gordon Byron
Lord High Chancellor
Lord Macaulay
Lord Mayor
Lord Mayors
Lord Muck
Lord Nelson
Lord Privy Seal
Lord Rayleigh
Lord be praised
Lord love a duck
Lord of Lords
Lord of Misrule
Lord of the Manor
Lord willing
Lord willing and the creek don't rise
Lords of Misrule

Literary usage of Lord privy seal

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1. The Law and Custom of the Constitution by William Reynell Anson (1907)
"The Privy The office of lord privy seal is conferred by delivery of the Seal and by Letters Patent, and is held, usually without ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"The officer who had the custody of the privy-seal was anciently called clerk of the privy-seal, afterward guardian del privy-seal; and later Lord Privy-Seal ..."

3. The Dictionary of English History by Sidney Low, Frederick Sanders Pulling (1910)
"The lord privy seal is the fifth great officer of state, ... The office of Lord Privy Seal of Scotland was established hy James I. after his return from ..."

4. On Parliamentary Government in England: Its Origin, Development, and by Alpheus Todd (1869)
"THE lord privy seal. This is an office of great trust, and of a highly impor- taut character. It is nevertheless one of the offices of Seal which the actual ..."

5. A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and Thomas Bayly Howell, William Cobbett by Thomas Bayly Howell, William Cobbett (1816)
"Proceedings before the KING in Council, against ARTHUR Earl of ANGLESEY,* Lord Privy Seal, upon account of a Book reflecting on the Conduct of James Duke of ..."

6. A Short Constitutional History of England by Henry St. Clair Feilden (1895)
"The lord privy seal, was appointed originally to keep Privy Seal, the Privy Seal of the King, so that no independent grants might be made without the ..."

7. Original Letters Illustrative of English History: Including Numerous Royal by Henry Ellis (1846)
"The Earl of Hertford to the lord privy seal. The death of Lord Thomas Howard. [IBID. 2 Ser. xvii. 223. Orig'.] %* AD 1536. " In the month of July, ..."

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