One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A roll of parchment containing an official legal record and viewed as the property of the king; compare "roll".
2(Also "King's National Roll") a list of employers who pledged to employ a percentage of disabled ex-servicemen after the First World War (1914–18).
Late 17th century.
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