Definition of Master of the Rolls in English:

Master of the Rolls


  • (in England and Wales) the judge who presides over the Court of Appeal (Civil Division) and who was formerly in charge of the Public Record Office.

    • ‘This court, presided over by the Master of the Rolls, held that in this sense Article 8 rights are not exportable.’
    • ‘The events of the next year are covered in some detail, and subsequent events in rather less detail, in the judgment now under appeal and in the judgment of the Master of the Rolls in the other appeal.’
    • ‘The Master of the Rolls then went on to indicate that the remedy there was the right of judicial review to this court to compel the Secretary of State, if he had erred, to accept that it was indeed a fresh claim.’
    • ‘The Master of the Rolls then went on to deal with cases where a criminal penalty had been imposed, not relevant to this case.’
    • ‘The Master of the Rolls took the objective view in his wide statement of principle.’


Master of the Rolls