A custodian, manager, or superintendent; one who has the care, custody, or management of any thing or place. Schultz v. State, 32 Ghlo St. 281; State v. Rosum, 8 N. D. 548, 80 N. W. 481; Fishell v. Morris, 57 Conn. 547, 18 Atl. 717, 6 L. R. A. 82; McCoy v. Zane, 65 Mo. 15; Stevens v. People, 67 111. 590. keeper of the Forest. In old English law. An officer (called also chief warden of the forest) who had the principal government of all things relating to the forest, and the control of all officers belonging to the same. Cowell; Blount. Keeper of the great seal In English law. A high officer oi state, through whose hands pass all charters, grants, and commissions of the king under the great seal. He is styled “lord keeper of the great seal,” and this office and that of lord chancellor are united under one person; for the authority of the lord keeper and that of the lord chancellor were, by St. 5 Eliz. c. 18, declared to be exactly the same; and. like the lord chancellor, the lord keeper at the present day is created by the mere delivery of the king’s great seal into his custody. Brown. Keeper of the king’s, conscience. A name sometimes applied to the chancellor of England, as being formerly an ecclesiastic and presiding over the royal chapel. 3 Bl. Comm. 48. Keeper of the privy seal. In English law. An officer through whose hands pass all charters signed by the king before they come to the great seal. He is a privy councillor, and was anciently called “clerk of the privy seal,” but is now generally called the “lord privy seal.” Brown. Keeper of the touch. The master of the assay in the English mint. 12 Hen. YI. c. 14.
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