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Rolls, Master of, one of the Judges of the Court of Chancery, now the Chancery Division of the High Court of Justice, so named because he originally had the custody of all patents and grants which pass the Great Seal and also of the Records of Chancery. He was first called Master of the Rolls in the reign of Henry VII., but his office is as ancient as the old Court of Chancery itself. He now sits in the Court of Appeal only.