Lord Privy Seal

(in Britain) the officer who formerly affixed the privy seal to charters, etc. He is now usually a member of the cabinet but has no official duties.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Lord Privy Seal — noun the senior cabinet minister in the British Cabinet who has no official duties • Hypernyms: ↑cabinet minister • Member Holonyms: ↑British Cabinet * * * noun : a British officer of state who has only nominal official duties as custodian of the …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Lord Privy Seal — Lord Priv|y Seal, the an important member of the British ↑cabinet who is not responsible for a particular government department …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Lord Privy Seal — appointee to a ceremonial post guarding the national seal …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Lord Privy Seal — (in Britain) a cabinet minister without portfolio. [1550 60] * * * …   Universalium

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