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Nix   Link to this

Black-Rod, Gentleman Usher of. In England, the title of a chief officer of the king, deriving his name from the Black Rod of office, on the top of which reposes a golden lion, which he carries. During the session of Parliament he attends on the peers, summons the Commons to the House of Lords; and to his custody all peers impeached for any crime or contempt are first committed.

Black's Law Dictionary (Revised 4th edition 1968)

Terry F   Link to this

The Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Rod

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  • 1664
    • Apr
  • 1668
    • May