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Definition: Keeper of the privy seal
Keeper \Keep"er\, n.
1. One who, or that which, keeps; one who, or that which,
holds or has possession of anything.
2. One who retains in custody; one who has the care of a
prison and the charge of prisoners.
3. One who has the care, custody, or superintendence of
anything; as, the keeper of a park, a pound, of sheep, of
a gate, etc.; the keeper of attached property; hence, one
who saves from harm; a defender; a preserver.
The Lord is thy keeper. --Ps. cxxi. 6.
4. One who remains or keeps in a place or position.
Discreet; chaste; keepers at home. --Titus ii. 5.
5. A ring, strap, clamp, or any device for holding an object
in place; as:
(a) The box on a door jamb into which the bolt of a lock
protrudes, when shot.
(b) A ring serving to keep another ring on the finger.
(c) A loop near the buckle of a strap to receive the end
of the strap.
6. A fruit that keeps well; as, the Roxbury Russet is a good
keeper. Hence: Anything perishable that remains in good
condition longer than usual. -- Downing.
[1913 Webster +PJC]
7. An iron bar that is placed on the poles of a horseshoe
magnet, and held in place there by the magnetic force, to
preserve the strength of the magnet when not in use.
Keeper of the forest (O. Eng. Law), an officer who had the
principal government of all things relating to the forest.
Keeper of the great seal, a high officer of state, who has
custody of the great seal. The office is now united with
that of lord chancellor. [Eng.]
Keeper of the King's conscience, the lord chancellor; -- a
name given when the chancellor was an ecclesiastic. [Eng.]
Keeper of the privy seal (styled also lord privy seal), a
high officer of state, through whose hands pass all
charters, pardons, etc., before they come to the great
seal. He is a privy councillor, and was formerly called
clerk of the privy seal. [Eng.]
Keeper of a magnet, a piece of iron which connects the two
poles, for the purpose of keeping the magnetic power
undiminished; an armature; called also keeper.