Lord High Chancellor

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the highest officer of the Crown who is head of the judiciary and who presides in the House of Lords

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The ancient office of Lord High Chancellor of England - later Great Britain - and Keeper of the Great Seal overflowed with tradition and pomp.
More's son-in-law, Roper, asks More to exercise his power as lord high chancellor and arrest the man.
Clearly the Lord High Chancellor, as he apparently prefers to be called, never did grasp why there were so many objections to him spending pounds 590,000 of taxpayers' money on redecorating his official apartment - including wallpaper at pounds 400 a roll - when there were desperately ill old people lying on hospital trolleys waiting for beds to become vacant.
As lord high chancellor, head of Britain's judiciary, Lord Irvine is a member of Prime Minister Tony Blair's cabinet.
Louis county club is far from the hustle and bustle of London where Lord Mackay of Clashfern, the Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain, spends most of his time.
Lord Elwyn Jones, one of Britain's prosecuting lawyers at the Nuremberg war trials - when he was Lord High Chancellor - also featured in the top 10.
Lord Irvine, who as lord high chancellor is a member of Prime Minister Tony Blair's cabinet and the government's top representative in the House of Commons, Britain's upper house.
Lord Mackay, son of a Sutherland railwayman, was the first member of the Scottish bar to be appointed Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain.
The Lord High Chancellor of England heads, (but only nominally), the most arbitrary, despotic and arrogant department of central Government.