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Lord Advocate

  

      n   (in Scotland) the chief law officer of the Crown: he acts as public prosecutor and is in charge of the administration of criminal justice  
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lord  
      n  
1    a person who has power or authority over others, such as a monarch or master  
2    a male member of the nobility, esp. in Britain  
3    (in medieval Europe) a feudal superior, esp. the master of a manor  
   Compare       lady       5  
4    a husband considered as head of the household (archaic except in the facetious phrase lord and master)  
5      (Astrology)   a planet having a dominating influence  
6    my lord   a respectful form of address used to a judge, bishop, or nobleman  
      vb  
7    tr  
Now rare   to make a lord of (a person)  
8    to act in a superior manner towards (esp. in the phrase lord it over)  
     (Old English hlaford bread keeper; see loaf1, ward)  
  lordless      adj  
  lordlike      adj  


Lord  
      n  
1    a title given to God or Jesus Christ  
2      (Brit)  
a    a title given to men of high birth, specifically to an earl, marquess, baron, or viscount  
b    a courtesy title given to the younger sons of a duke or marquess  
c    the ceremonial title of certain high officials or of a bishop or archbishop  
Lord Mayor, Lord of Appeal, Law Lord, Lord Bishop of Durham     
      interj  
3    sometimes not cap   an exclamation of dismay, surprise, etc.  
Good Lord!, Lord only knows!     
Lord Advocate  
      n   (in Scotland) the chief law officer of the Crown: he acts as public prosecutor and is in charge of the administration of criminal justice  
Lord Chamberlain  
      n   (in Britain) the chief official of the royal household  
Lord Chancellor  
      n     (Brit. government)   the cabinet minister who is head of the judiciary in England and Wales and Speaker of the House of Lords  
Lord Chief Justice  
      n   the judge who is second only to the Lord Chancellor in the English legal hierarchy; president of one division of the High Court of Justice  
Lord High Chancellor  
      n      another name for the       Lord Chancellor  
Lord Howe Island  
      n   an island in the Tasman Sea, southeast of Australia: part of New South Wales. Area: 17 sq. km (6 sq. miles). Pop.: 300 (1981 est.)  
Lord Justice of Appeal  
      n   an ordinary judge of the Court of Appeal  
Lord Lieutenant  
      n  
1    (in Britain) the representative of the Crown in a county  
2    (formerly) the British viceroy in Ireland  
Lord Mayor  
      n   the mayor in the City of London and in certain other important boroughs and large cities  
Lord Muck  
      n  
Informal   an ordinary man behaving or being treated as if he were aristocratic  
   See also       Lady Muck  
Lord of Appeal  
      n     (Brit)   one of several judges appointed to assist the House of Lords in hearing appeals  
Lord of Hosts  
      n   Jehovah or God when regarded as having the angelic forces at his command  
Lord of Misrule  
      n   (formerly, in England) a person appointed master of revels at a Christmas celebration  
Lord of the Flies  
      n      a name for       Beelzebub  
     (translation of Hebrew: see Beelzebub)  
Lord President of the Council  
      n   (in Britain) the Cabinet minister who presides at meetings of the Privy Council  
Lord Privy Seal  
      n   (in Britain) the senior cabinet minister without official duties  
Lord Protector  
      n      See       Protector  
Lord Provost  
      n   the provost of one of the five major Scottish cities (Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Dundee, and Perth)  
Lord's  
      n   a cricket ground in N London; headquarters of the MCC  
Lord's Day  
      n   the. the Christian Sabbath; Sunday  
Lord's Prayer  
      n   the. the prayer taught by Jesus Christ to his disciples, as in Matthew 6:9--13, Luke 11:2--4,   (Also called)    Our Father     (esp. Latin version)   Paternoster  
Lord's Supper  
      n   the. another term for Holy Communion (I Corinthians 11:20)  
Lord's table  
      n  
the     (Chiefly Protestantism)  
1    Holy Communion  
2       another name for       altar  
mesne lord  
      n   (in feudal society) a lord who held land from a superior lord and kept his own tenants on it  
Sea Lord  
      n   (in Britain) either of the two serving naval officers (First and Second Sea Lords) who sit on the admiralty board of the Ministry of Defence  

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lord

  
1    commander, governor, king, leader, liege, master, monarch, overlord, potentate, prince, ruler, seigneur, sovereign, superior  
2    childe     (archaic)   earl, noble, nobleman, peer, viscount  
3    lord it over      act big     (slang)   be overbearing, boss around     (informal)   domineer, order around, play the lord, pull rank, put on airs, swagger  


Lord, Our or The     
the Almighty, Christ, the Galilean, God, the Good Shepherd, Jehovah, Jesus Christ, the Nazarene  

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v.
say publicly that something should be done
I never advocate my opinion because I am shy to speak in front of many people.

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