Part of speech: noun

A sack of wool, especially as the seat of the Lord Chancellor in England; hence, the office of Lord Chancellor.

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Usage examples "woolsack":

  1. A military lord rose to order, and appealed to the Woolsack. - "Alice, or The Mysteries, Book III", Edward Bulwer Lytton.
  2. If he would only marry his cousin one might say that the woolsack was won. - "The Eustace Diamonds", Anthony Trollope.
  3. He gave as instances of the slight inequality at present enforced the circumstance that no Catholic can ascend the throne as monarch, nor sit on the woolsack as Lord Chancellor in the Upper House. - "The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference", Emile Joseph Dillon.