Master of the Rolls

noun (in England and Wales) the judge who presides over the Court of Appeal and who was formerly in charge of the Public Record Office.

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  • Master of the rolls — Master Mas ter (m[.a]s t[ e]r), n. [OE. maistre, maister, OF. maistre, mestre, F. ma[^i]tre, fr. L. magister, orig. a double comparative from the root of magnus great, akin to Gr. me gas. Cf. {Maestro}, {Magister}, {Magistrate}, {Magnitude},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Master of the Rolls — ist das dritthöchste Richteramt im englischen Rechtssystem. An erster Stelle steht der Lordkanzler, gefolgt vom Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales. Der Master of the Rolls sitzt dem Zivilsenat des Berufungsgerichtshofs (Court of Appeal) vor …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Master of the Rolls — the most senior civil judge in the legal system in England and Wales. The Master of the Rolls is in charge of the Court of Appeal and is also a member of the Privy Council. * * * …   Universalium

  • Master of the Rolls — in England and Wales, the head of the civil division of the Court of Appeal. Collins dictionary of law. W. J. Stewart. 2001 …   Law dictionary

  • Master of the Rolls — the most important judge in the ↑Court of Appeal in England and Wales. Part of his job is to choose the judges who judge cases in this court …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Master of the Rolls — This article is part of the series: Courts of England and Wales Law of England and Wales …   Wikipedia

  • master of the rolls — Etymology: Middle English Maister of the Rolles : a high official of the British judiciary having custody of the records of the Court of Chancery and important patents and grants and serving usually as presiding judge of the Court of Appeal and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Master of the rolls — Roll Roll, n. [F. r[^o]le a roll (in sense 3), fr. L. rotulus ? little wheel, LL., a roll, dim. of L. rota a wheel. See {Roll}, v., and cf. {R[^o]le}, {Rouleau}, {Roulette}.] 1. The act of rolling, or state of being rolled; as, the roll of a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Master of the Rolls — Le Master of the Rolls (ou Keeper or Master of the Rolls and Records of the Chancery of England) est le troisième plus important juge du Royaume Uni. À ce titre, il préside la section civile de la Cour d appel. Le Master of the Rolls connu le… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Master of the Rolls — noun (in England) the judge responsible for the Public Record Office, the residing judge of the Court of Appeal …   Australian English dictionary

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