the woolsack

the woolsack
the position of Lord Chancellor.

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  • (the) Woolsack — the Woolsack [the Woolsack] the seat on which the ↑Lord Chancellor sits in the ↑House of Lords in the British parliament. It is a large square cushion filled with wool and covered with red cloth, and it has no back, arms or legs …   Useful english dictionary

  • Woolsack — The Woolsack is the seat of the Lord Speaker in the House of Lords, the Upper House of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. From the Middle Ages until 2006, the presiding officer in the House of Lords was the Lord Chancellor and the Woolsack was …   Wikipedia

  • (the) Lord Chancellor — the Lord Chancellor UK US the most senior judge in England and Wales, who is a member of the government and in charge of the national court system Thesaurus: individual government officialshyponym lawyers and people who work in law courtshyponym… …   Useful english dictionary

  • woolsack — /ˈwʊlsæk/ (say woolsak) noun 1. (in Britain) the seat of the speaker (formerly the Lord Chancellor) in the House of Lords, originally made of a large, square, cloth covered bag of wool. 2. (formerly) the office of the Lord Chancellor. 3. a sack… …  

  • Woolsack — noun 1》 (in the UK) the Lord Chancellor s wool stuffed seat in the House of Lords. 2》 (the woolsack) the position of Lord Chancellor …   English new terms dictionary

  • Woolsack — Wool sack , n. A sack or bag of wool; specifically, the seat of the lord chancellor of England in the House of Lords, being a large, square sack of wool resembling a divan in form. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Woolsack — ► NOUN ▪ (in the UK) the Lord Chancellor s wool stuffed seat in the House of Lords …   English terms dictionary

  • woolsack — [wool′sak΄] n. 1. a sack of wool 2. a cushion stuffed with wool, on which the British Lord Chancellor sits in the House of Lords …   English World dictionary

  • Woolsack — The large red cushion, stuffed with wool, on which the lord *chan cellor sits as speaker of the House of Lords. It signified just how vital the wool trade was to the national economy. At first it was simply a sack filled with wool for the judges… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • WOOLSACK —    the seat of the Lord Chancellor in the House of Lords, as Speaker of the House, being a large square cushion of wool covered with red cloth, without either back or arms …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

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