Definition of the Lord Chancellor noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


the Lord Chancellor

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(also the Lord High Chancellor)
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the senior government minister who, before the Constitutional Reform Act 2005, was head of the judiciary (= all the judges) in England and Wales. This role now belongs to the Lord Chief Justice. The choice of judges, which was the former responsibility of the Lord Chancellor, is now made by the Judicial Appointments Commission. The Lord Chancellor is also the Secretary of State for Justice. note at the legal system

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