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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In the chaotic aftermath, though Edward and five hundred soldiers escaped the Scots, they apprehended Richard Northburgh, Keeper of the Privy Seal, two of his clerks, the horse-drawn coach, the entire apparatus of the wardrobe, and the item itself.
You might as well cancel democracy and hand the whole shebang over to an unelected Lord Privy Seal.
Privy Seal, the best horse he ever trained, was second in the Triumph Hurdle in 1968 and third to Persian War in the Champion Hurdle in 1969.
Ian Gilmour served as defence secretary in Edward Heath's government in the 1970s and later as Lord Privy Seal in Margaret Thatcher's first government.
The ex-Defence Secretary, then Sir Ian Gilmour, was sacked by Margaret Thatcher in 1981 while Lord Privy Seal.
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. He held this office until his death on June 24th, 1701.
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.