Definition of Lord of Appeal in English:

Lord of Appeal

(also Lord of Appeal in Ordinary)


  • formal term for law lord
    • ‘The term is somewhat misleading, as although High Court judges may be considered junior to Lords of Appeal in Ordinary and Lords Justices of Appeal, they are men of great learning and experience.’
    • ‘The Prime Minister also has a say in the appointment of the Lord Chief Justice and of the Lords Justice and Lords of Appeal.’
    • ‘Their official title is Lords of Appeal in Ordinary, however they are usually known as Law Lords.’
    • ‘The decision of the Lords of Appeal is a simple opinion without constraining force.’
    • ‘Six of the seven Lords of Appeal allowed the appeal, but (in the majority of their opinions) only with respect to a small number of the charges.’