Law Lords


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.

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Universalium. 2010.

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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 — /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

  • 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

  • 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


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