What does Chancellor mean?

Definitions for Chancellor
ˈtʃæn sə lər, -slər, ˈtʃɑn-Chan·cel·lor

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Chancellor.

Princeton's WordNet

  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

Wiktionary

  1. chancellor(Noun)

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

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

  2. chancellor(Noun)

    Head of a chancery.

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

  3. chancellor(Noun)

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

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

  4. chancellor(Noun)

    The head of a university, sometimes purely ceremonial.

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

  5. chancellor(Noun)

    The head of parliamentary government in some German speaking countries.

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

  6. chancellor(Noun)

    A record keeper for a diocese or equivalent religious area.

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

  7. chancellor(Noun)

    Foreman of a jury.

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

  8. chancellor(Noun)

    Chancellor of the Exchequer.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Chancellor(noun)

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

    Etymology: [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.]

Freebase

  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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Chancellor

    chan′sel-or, n. (Shak.) secretary: the president of a court of chancery or other court: the official who keeps the registers of an order of knighthood: the titular head of a university: (Scot.) the foreman of a jury.—ns. Chan′cellorship; Chan′cellory.—Chancellor of a cathedral, an officer who formerly had charge of the chapter library, custody of the common seal, superintendence of the choir practices, and headship of the cathedral schools; Chancellor of a diocese, an ecclesiastical judge uniting the functions of vicar-general and official principal, appointed to assist the bishop in questions of ecclesiastical law, and hold his courts for him; Chancellor of the Exchequer, the chief minister of finance in the British government; Lord Chancellor, Lord High Chancellor, the presiding judge of the Court of Chancery, the keeper of the great seal, and the first lay person of the state after the blood-royal. [Fr. chancelier—Low L. cancellarius, orig. an officer that had charge of records, and stood near the cancelli (L.), the crossbars that surrounded the judgment-seat.]

British National Corpus

  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

How to pronounce Chancellor?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say Chancellor in sign language?

  1. chancellor

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Chancellor in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Chancellor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Chancellor in a Sentence

  1. Thomas Oppermann:

    I expect (Tsipras) to present this list in his talks with the chancellor on Monday, i want to know once and for all if Greece is ready to reform or not.

  2. Le Corre:

    Emmanuel Macron doesn't come, of course, as the' president of Europe,' but if you look around in the EU and ask people in different countries -- and I travel in Europe quite a bit -- people don't see anybody else, but it's not easy to deal with Donald Trump and already Emmanuel Macron's the guy who speaks to Donald Trump the most, so that's an achievement. Emmanuel Macron does much better than( British Prime Minister) Theresa May and( German Chancellor) Angela Merkel.

  3. Peter Maurer:

    Above all German Chancellor Angela Merkel has taken on a leadership role and is helping in an unbureaucratic and quick way.

  4. Horst Seehofer:

    I can't see what German Chancellor Angela Merkel could realistically give him now that would be meaningful.

  5. Horst Seehofer:

    We wish the chancellor much luck, this is not about winning time or anything like that but rather that in July, if there is no result at European level, we must implement this - that is a question for the functioning of our constitutional state.

Images & Illustrations of Chancellor

  1. ChancellorChancellorChancellorChancellorChancellor

Popularity rank by frequency of use

Chancellor#1#9853#10000

Translations for Chancellor

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for Chancellor »

Translation

Find a translation for the Chancellor definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these Chancellor definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "Chancellor." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 28 Feb. 2021. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/Chancellor>.

    Are we missing a good definition for Chancellor? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a words master?

    »
    a will to succeed
    • A. confectionery
    • B. humility
    • C. scrutiny
    • D. aspiration

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for Chancellor:


    Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.