Definitions for chancellorˈtʃæn sə lər, -slər, ˈtʃɑn-

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  1. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Chancellor(noun)

    the British cabinet minister responsible for finance

  2. chancellor, premier, prime minister(noun)

    the person who is head of state (in several countries)

  3. chancellor(noun)

    the honorary or titular head of a university

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  1. chancellor(Noun)

    A judicial court of chancery, which in England and in the United States is distinctively a court with equity jurisdiction.

  2. chancellor(Noun)

    Head of a chancery.

  3. chancellor(Noun)

    An important notary; a person in charge of some area of government, often justice or finance.

  4. chancellor(Noun)

    The head of a university, sometimes purely ceremonial.

  5. chancellor(Noun)

    The head of parliamentary government in some German speaking countries.

  6. chancellor(Noun)

    A record keeper for a diocese or equivalent religious area.

  7. chancellor(Noun)

    Foreman of a jury.

  8. chancellor(Noun)

    Chancellor of the Exchequer.

  9. Origin: chaunceler, from chancelier, from cancellarius, a director of chancery, from . See chancel.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Chancellor(noun)

    a judicial court of chancery, which in England and in the United States is distinctively a court with equity jurisdiction

  2. Origin: [OE. canceler, chaunceler, F. chancelier, LL. cancellarius chancellor, a director of chancery, fr. L. cancelli lattices, crossbars, which surrounded the seat of judgment. See Chancel.]

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  1. Chancellor

    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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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'chancellor' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2762

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'chancellor' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3742

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'chancellor' in Nouns Frequency: #1177


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