Definition of Lord President of the Council in English:

Lord President of the Council

noun

  • (in the UK) the cabinet minister presiding at the Privy Council.

    • ‘As Lord President of the Council in 1925-9 he was a strong supporter of the concept of dominion status, and the Statute of Westminster of 1931 owed much to his inspiration.’
    • ‘It all started with the first baronet, who was Lord President of the Council and a most distinguished judge.’
    • ‘He was also Lord Privy Seal and Lord President of the Council for most of the period 1957-64.’
    • ‘He served under Prime Minister Churchill as Lord President of the Council and died a few weeks after he left the post in October 1940.’
    • ‘The holder of the Office of Lord President of the Council acts as Presiding officer of the Privy Council.’