Law Lords

/ˈlɔ lɔdz/ (say 'law lawdz)

plural noun
those members of the House of Lords who take part in its judicial proceedings; Lords of Appeal in Ordinary.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Law lords — Law Law (l[add]), n. [OE. lawe, laghe, AS. lagu, from the root of E. lie: akin to OS. lag, Icel. l[ o]g, Sw. lag, Dan. lov; cf. L. lex, E. legal. A law is that which is laid, set, or fixed; like statute, fr. L. statuere to make to stand. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Law Lords — n the Law Lords members of the British House of Lords who hold high positions in the legal profession, and form the highest court in the British legal system …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Law Lords — noun the Law Lords the members of the British House of Lords holding high positions in the legal profession, and who form the highest court in the British legal system …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Law Lords — the eleven members of the House of Lords in Britain who, together with the Lord Chancellor, act as the highest Court of Appeal in England and Wales. A Law Lord must have been a senior judge or a former Lord Chancellor. * * * …   Universalium

  • law lords — Those members of the upper house of the English parliament, the house of lords, who have held high judicial offices …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • law lords — Peers in the British parliament who have held high judicial office, or have been distinguished in the legal profession; i.e. a puisne judge of the High Court or higher office …   Black's law dictionary

  • (the) Law Lords — the Law Lords UK US noun [plural] the members of the British House of Lords who are important lawyers and judges and form the highest court of law in the UK http://www.macmillandictionary.com/med2cd/weblinks/law lords.htm Thesaurus: in the uk… …   Useful english dictionary

  • the Law Lords — UK / US noun [plural] the members of the British House of Lords who are important lawyers and judges and form the highest court of law in the UK …   English dictionary

  • Lords — n pl: house of lords Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • law lord — a colloquial name for a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary or other judge who sits in the Judicial Committee of the House of Lords. Collins dictionary of law. W. J. Stewart. 2001 …   Law dictionary

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