Entry from British & World English dictionary
(In the UK) a member of the government legally representing the Crown as Duke of Lancaster, typically a cabinet minister employed on non-departmental work.
- He was dismissed from his post at the Admiralty and he was made Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.
- As Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Tories protested, he was earning a cabinet minister's salary and had the services of two special advisers while doing a job that, in its public profile at least, was all about the Labour party.
- On the day of his 50th birthday, Mr Hutton was given the remit to chase public service reforms as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster in the Prime Minister's cabinet reshuffle on Friday.
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