Definitions for chancellorˈtʃæn sə lər, -slər, ˈtʃɑn-
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
chan•cel•lorˈtʃæn sə lər, -slər, ˈtʃɑn-(n.)
the chief minister of state in some parliamentary governments, as in Germany.
the chief administrative officer in some American universities.
the chief secretary of a king or noble, or of an embassy.
the priest in charge of a Roman Catholic chancery.
the title of various important officials in the British government.
(in some states) the judge of a court of equity.
Brit. the honorary, nonresident, titular head of a university.
Origin of chancellor:
1100–50; ME chaunceler, late OE canceler < ONF, OF < LL cancellārius doorkeeper, lit., man at the barrier
Chancellor of the Exchequer, Chancellor(noun)
the British cabinet minister responsible for finance
chancellor, premier, prime minister(noun)
the person who is head of state (in several countries)
the honorary or titular head of a university
A judicial court of chancery, which in England and in the United States is distinctively a court with equity jurisdiction.
Head of a chancery.
An important notary; a person in charge of some area of government, often justice or finance.
The head of a university, sometimes purely ceremonial.
The head of parliamentary government in some German speaking countries.
A record keeper for a diocese or equivalent religious area.
Foreman of a jury.
Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Origin: chaunceler, from chancelier, from cancellarius, a director of chancery, from . See chancel.
a judicial court of chancery, which in England and in the United States is distinctively a court with equity jurisdiction
Chancellor is the title of various official positions in the governments of many nations. The original chancellors were the Cancellarii of Roman courts of justice—ushers who sat at the cancelli or lattice work screens of a basilica or law court, which separated the judge and counsel from the audience. A chancellor's office is called a chancellery or chancery. The word is now used in the titles of many various officers in all kinds of settings. Nowadays the term is most often used to describe: ⁕the head of the government ⁕a person in charge of foreign affairs ⁕a person with duties related to justice ⁕a person in charge of financial and economic matters ⁕the head of a university
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'chancellor' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2762
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'chancellor' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3742
Rank popularity for the word 'chancellor' in Nouns Frequency: #1177
Translations for chancellor
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a state or legal official of various kinds
The Lord Chancellor is the head of the English legal system.
- قاضي القُضاه، رَئيسُ مَجْلِسِ اللورداتArabic
- chancelerPortuguese (BR)
- der KanzlerGerman
- معاون پادشاهFarsi
- kanclers; augstākais tiesnesis; ministrsLatvian
- overhode, kanslerNorwegian
- معاون پادشاهPersian
- د شاه معاونPashto
- başbakan, şansölyeTurkish
- 大臣Chinese (Trad.)
- قانونی افسرِاعلیٰUrdu
- Đại Pháp Quan; Thủ tướngVietnamese
- 大臣Chinese (Simp.)
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