(In the UK) a senior cabinet minister without specified official duties.
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- In 1959 he became Minister of Labour then Lord Privy Seal at the Foreign Office.
- At the Restoration, however, he received a number of honours and was made Lord Privy Seal in 1661.
- The Lord Privy Seal or Lord Keeper of the Privy Seal is one of the traditional sinecure offices in the British Cabinet.