Privy-seal sentence example
The latter, in fact, was a minor court of equity attached to the lord privy seal as the court of chancery was to the chancellor.
The 5th duke was lord privy seal 1842-1846, and president of the council 1846.
He was cofferer to the king, treasurer of the wardrobe and afterwards clerk of the privy seal.
In 1467 Rotherham became keeper of the privy seal to this king; in 1468 he was appointed bishop of Worcester, in 1472 bishop of Lincoln and in 1475 chancellor of England.
Many high officials of the British government have the word "lord" prefixed to their titles; some of them are treated in separate articles; for lord privy seal see Privy Seal.Advertisement
He still corresponded with the king, and returned again to London next year, but in May 1765, after the duke of Cumberland's failure to form an administration, Grenville exacted the promise from the king, which appears to have been kept faithfully, that Bute should have no share and should give no advice whatever in public business, and obtained the dismissal of Bute's brother from his post of lord privy seal in Scotland.
In the reign of James II., during the earl of Clarendon's absence in Ireland, he acted as one of the commissioners of the privy seal.
At this time Beckington was acting as secretary to Henry VI., and soon after his return in 1 443 he was appointed lord privy seal and bishop of Bath and Wells.
Lord Londonderry now became president of the council, Lord Lansdowne leader of the House of Lords, and Lord Salisbury, son of the late premier, who as Lord Cranborne had for three years been under-secretary for foreign affairs, was included in the cabinet as lord privy seal.
He had with difficulty been prevented from holding up the lord privy seal by name as an example of the meaning of the word "renegade."Advertisement
Borromeo was made prothonotary, entrusted with both the public and the privy seal of the ecclesiastical state, and created cardinal with the administration of Romagna and the March of Ancona, and the supervision of the Franciscans, the Carmelites and the knights of Malta.
Having been made keeper of the privy seal in 1492, and having arranged a dispute between the Scotch and the Dutch, the bishop's concluding years were mainly spent in the foundation of the university of Aberdeen.
Laymen who had resented their exclusion from power were now promoted to offices such as those of lord chancellor and lord privy seal which they had rarely held before; and parliament was encouraged to propound lay grievances against the church.
But without an intimate knowledge of Fox's political experience and capacity he would hardly have made him his principal secretary, and soon afterwards lord privy seal and bishop of Exeter (1487).
Gradually Warham and Fox retired from the government; the occasion of Fox's resignation of the privy seal was Wolsey's ill-advised attempt to drive Francis I.Advertisement
In fact, as privy seal he was practically prime minister, as Thomas Cromwell was afterwards to Henry VIII.
Parliament demanded that laymen only should be chancellor, treasurer, privy seal and chamberlain of the exchequer.
In February 1806 he became lord privy seal in the ministry of Fox and Grenville, but resigned early in 1807 when the government proposed to throw open commissions in the army and navy to Roman Catholics and Protestant dissenters; in 1812 he joined the cabinet of Spencer Perceval as lord president of the council, becoming home secretary when the ministry was reconstructed by the earl of Liverpool in the following June.
He did not conceal his vexation and disappointment, which were increased by the appointment of Halifax to the office of lord privy seal.