Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster

 Post in the British Cabinet that has no formal duties, enabling the holder to take up special assignments for the prime minister.

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  • Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster — a British Cabinet minister who has almost no official duties, and so is free to work on any special jobs chosen by the Prime Minister. The title remains from the 15th century, when the royal family came from Lancashire(1), and owned land there. * …   Universalium

  • (the) Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster — the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster [the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster] a British Cabinet minister who has almost no official duties, and so is free to work on any special jobs chosen by the ↑Prime Minister. The title remains from the …   Useful english dictionary

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