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Black Rod in United Kingdom

Definition of Black Rod, Gentleman Usher of The Gentleman Usher of The Black Rod

In accordance with the work A Dictionary of Law, this is a description of Black Rod, Gentleman Usher of The Gentleman Usher of The Black Rod : An official of the House of Lords whose title derives from his staff of office – an ebony rod surmounted with a gold lion. The office originated as usher of the Order of the Garter in the 14th century; the parliamentary appointment dates from 1522. Black Rod is responsible for maintaining order in the House and summons members of the Commons to the Lords to hear a speech from the throne.

Black Rod Meaning, as used in the UK Parliament

The Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod is known as Black Rod. Black Rod’s role is similar to that of the Serjeant at Arms in the House of Commons.

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  • Serjeant at Arms

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  • Article Name: Black Rod
  • Author: Agostino Von Hassell
  • Description: Definition of Black Rod, Gentleman Usher of The Gentleman Usher of The Black Rod In accordance with the work A Dictionary [...]

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