Master of the rolls

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Master of the rolls in England, an officer who has charge of the rolls and patents that pass the great seal, and of the records of the chancery, and acts as assistant judge of the court.
    • Master of the rolls See under Master.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Master of the Rolls &c. (see Ceremonies, Rolls, &c.)
    • Master of the Rolls the head of the Record-office
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. roler, roeler (Fr. rouler)—Low L. rotulāre—L. rotula, a little wheel—rota, a wheel.

Usage

In literature:

Digges was the son of Sir Dudley Digges, Master of the Rolls under Charles I.
"Virginia Under Charles I And Cromwell, 1625-1660" by Wilcomb E. Washburn
The Master should then deposit the Roll in the archives of the Lodge.
"Masonic Monitor of the Degrees of Entered Apprentice, Fellow Craft and Master Mason" by George Thornburgh
Sir Christopher, Master of the Rolls, iii.
"The Greville Memoirs" by Charles C. F. Greville
Sir Christopher, Master of the Rolls, iii.
"The Greville Memoirs" by Charles C. F. Greville
However, I return to the Master of the Rolls.
"Studies in Contemporary Biography" by James Bryce, Viscount Bryce
In December he was made by Charles master of the rolls.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 6" by Various
Sat in Parliament, 1589-1622; chancellor of the exchequer, 1606; master of the Rolls, 1614-1636.
"The Makers of Canada: Index and Dictionary of Canadian History" by Various
We had rolled over the carpet and each of us was trying to master his adversary.
"The Three Eyes" by Maurice Leblanc
Lord Esher suffered, perhaps, as master of the rolls from succeeding a lawyer of such eminence as Jessel.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 7" by Various
Sir Herbert Cozens-Hardy, Master of the Rolls, is another characteristic subject.
"Forty Years of 'Spy'" by Leslie Ward
The Master of the Rolls was one of the most attractive men I met in Scandinavia.
"Aspects and Impressions" by Edmund Gosse
Curran, now Master of the Rolls, was her friend, and the wits of the town flattered her in their own charming way.
"The Viceroys of Ireland" by Charles O'Mahony
The case was taken before the Chief Clerk to the Master of the Rolls on February 6th, 1855.
"Norfolk Annals A Chronological Record of Remarkable Events in the Nineteeth Century, Vol. 2" by Charles Mackie
Master of the Rolls .
"Richard III: His Life & Character" by Clements R. Markham
Charmides made an effort, rolled upon his back, and looked up at the master of the caravan.
"Istar of Babylon" by Margaret Horton Potter
Brabazon, Vice-Treasurer; Robert Cowley, Master of the Rolls.
"Mellifont Abbey, Co. Louth" by Anonymous
I will lay hold of the rolls and will carry them off to our master.
"The Fairy Ring" by Various
Master of the Rolls: Sir Joseph Jekyll, who had held the office since 1717, was about 66 in 1729.
"The Art of Politicks" by James Bramston
He was master of the rolls at a momentous period of legal history.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 3" by Various
The leading authors of England have petitioned the Master of the Rolls for leave to examine the records of the realm gratuitously.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Vol. III, No. XVII, October 1851" by Various
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In poetry:

Even Lust, the master of a hardened face,
Blushes if thou beest in the place,
To darkness' curtains he retires;
In sympathizing night he rolls his smoky fires.
"Hymn. To Light" by Abraham Cowley
Life is an epic the Master sings,
Whose theme is Man, and whose music, Soul,
Where each is a word in the Song of Things,
That shall roll on while the ages roll.
"Life" by Madison Julius Cawein
Celestial spirit that doth roll
The heart's sepulchral stone away,
Be this our resurrection day,
The singing Easter of the soul:
O Gentle Master of the Wise
Teach us to say, "I will arise."
"An Easter Hymn" by Richard Le Gallienne

In news:

Jesse the Jack Russell, a talented pooch who appeared in the movie 'Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2?, has mastered an almost dizzying array of useful dog tricks — because what does rolling over really accomplish.
Using brick veneer with a CMU backup is the Rolls-Royce of wall systems in the opinion of Alpine Building Restoration's Gubetta, who has worked as a master mason for the past 33 years.
Chuck Berry, the first inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the 17th honoree of the Rock Hall's American Music Masters award, is worried.
The Wanamaker Organ in Concert--In Search of Missing Masters-- Stoppard 's Rock 'n Roll.
The Wanamaker Organ in Concert--In Search of Missing Masters--Stoppard's Rock 'n Roll.
Eight Six year old Chuck Berry , in Cleveland recently to accept the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame's American Masters Award, discussed several things with journalists.
Chuck Berry , the first inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the 17th honoree of the Rock Hall's American Music Masters award, is worried.
The Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will be honoring eighty-five year old Chuck Berry as this year's American Music Master with a week of events starting October 22nd.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum's annual American Music Masters series will pay tribute to Chuck Berry starting on October 22 with seminars, lectures, special programs, and an all-star concert.
Chuck Berry will be the subject, and participate in, of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 2012 American Masters tribute concert.
It qualified as a ' debate ' about as much as me and Jann Wenner debating whether Grand Master Flash, Patti Smith, Abba and Madonna should be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame instead of KISS, Grand Funk Railroad and me.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame names Chuck Berry the latest "American Music Master.".
The Chesterfield Kings have obviously learned at the feet of the rock 'n' roll masters, as they proved once again to about 500 fans at Water Street Music Hall two Saturdays ago.
Each fall, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum devotes a week to a series of educational programs honoring one of rock & roll's pioneers and/or major influences in its American Music Masters series.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will honor Janis Joplin in November as part of its annual American Music Masters Series.
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