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 Chancellor.Chancellor of the Exchequer (The). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Chancellor of England (The).
The Lord Chancellor, or the Lord High Chancellor. The highest judicial functionary of the nation, who ranks above all peers, except princes of the blood and the Archbishop of Canterbury. He is “Keeper of the Great Seal,” is called “Keeper of His (or Her) Majesty’s Conscience,” and presides on the Woolsack in the House of Lords.   1

 Chancellor.Chancellor of the Exchequer (The). 


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