E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. 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) Majestys Conscience, and presides on the Woolsack in the House of Lords.