privy seal


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privy seal

(in Britain) a seal affixed to certain documents issued by royal authority: of less rank and importance than the great seal
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You might as well cancel democracy and hand the whole shebang over to an unelected Lord Privy Seal.
She was Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Lord Privy Seal, Leader of the House of Lords from 1994 until July 1995.
11 Nov Rt Hon Peter Hain MP (Leader of the House of Commons, Lord Privy Seal and Secretary of State for Wales), 'Progressive Internationalism'.
The four-year-old travelled sweetly under Richard Hills in the Listed Merbury catering Consultants Foundation Stakes and soon ground down Privy Seal after joining that rival approaching a furlong out.
Given under my hand and the Privy Seal of the State at the Capitol in the City of Albany this nineteenth day of March in the year two thousand four.
Barbajuan was just over 10 lengths behind Privy Seal in the Easter Stakes earlier this month, failing to get into the race on good to soft ground under a 5lb penalty.
IN-FORM Frankie Dettori heads north to Musselburgh today bursting with confidence after landing an impossible win on Privy Seal to spark a double at Kempton.
He was promoted in the peerage to Earl of Tankerville (a town in Normandy where an ancestor had done stellar military service for Henry V), and offices and honours came thick and fast: Privy Council, Board of Trade, First Lord of the Treasury, and finally, in November 1699, Lord Privy Seal.
Receipts for the 1606 subsidies stabilized at the slightly higher rate of 69,000 [pounds sterling], a development which may have been assisted by the concurrent decision to assign part of the receipts towards repayment of the 1604 Privy Seal loans.
John Gosden introduced Privy Seal in a hot maiden at Newbury last month and the Cape Cross-colt ran with distinction in finishing sixth to Aidan O'Brien's Grand Reward, who also stated his case for a place in the champion trainer's Royal Ascot team.
The main focus of Thompson's richly detailed essay is the Formulary, Hoccleve's compilation of Privy Seal documents in Latin and French (extant BL MS Additional 24062), made in the last years of Hoccleve's nearly forty-year service, and heavily annotated by him.
The opposing views were that Hoccleve's description of his nervous breakdown was historically accurate, supported by the attested dates of his absence from his work as a clerk in the Privy Seal, or that the mental breakdown was a figure for spiritual malady that was the poet's real concern.