Lord High Steward Law and Legal Definition

Lord High Steward is a member of the English House of Lords appointed to preside therein in cases of felony and impeachment. The position of Lord High Steward of England is the first of the Great Officers of State. The office has generally remained vacant since 1421, except at coronations and during the trials of peers in the House of Lords, when the Lord High Steward presides.

The following is an example of a case law referring to the authority of Lord High Steward:

The lord high steward of England is a general conservator of the peace throughout the whole kingdom, and may commit all breakers of it, or bind them in recognizances to keep it. [State v. Cooper, 90 Ind. 575, 577 (Ind. 1883)].