Definition of law lord in English:

law lord


  • (in the UK) a member of the House of Lords qualified to perform its legal work.

    • ‘Now we are expected to believe that the cause of open government is being promoted by an unaccountable law lord sitting in judgement on an elected government.’
    • ‘During last night's debate the former law lord warned: ‘The lord chancellor should be in the cabinet, we get rid of that at our peril.’’
    • ‘In this searing indictment, he argues that the law lord's findings clearly contradict the evidence he heard.’
    • ‘The former law lord said ‘one or two’ other judges had said ‘well done’ after he had aired those views.’
    • ‘But this senior law lord is not one of the usual people.’
    • ‘I say this not to be pedantic but to lament that even a learned law lord, in an otherwise excellent article, could make the same mistake, when he says.’
    • ‘A senior law lord was the sole dissenter.’
    • ‘These are to include, for the senior judiciary, a law lord.’
    • ‘He was a law lord then, one of the 12 judges in the House of Lords.’
    • ‘He became a law lord in 1997 and became a member of the House of Lords.’
    • ‘The leading law lord warning he is considering legal action on the matter.’
    • ‘But by Tuesday evening the first editions of yesterday's tabloids contained what proved to be a remarkably accurate precis of the former law lord's conclusions.’
    • ‘One law lord, referring to the police's reassuring uniform, said: ‘If we lose the woolly jumpers, we're leaving court.’’
    • ‘The warning of growing unrest among judges about their involvement came yesterday from a former law lord.’
    • ‘There is something deeply disturbing about the fact that the opinion of a law lord can be taken as some kind of holy truth, and used to censure a news organisation in such a way.’
    • ‘A senior law lord said there was no convincing evidence that legal aid would be available in South Africa.’
    judge, magistrate, her honour, his honour, your honour
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