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, Chancellornoun

    the British cabinet minister responsible for finance

  2. chancellor, premier, prime ministernoun

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

  3. chancellornoun

    the honorary or titular head of a university

Wiktionary

  1. chancellornoun

    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. chancellornoun

    Head of a chancery.

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

  3. chancellornoun

    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. chancellornoun

    The head of a university, sometimes purely ceremonial.

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

  5. chancellornoun

    The head of parliamentary government in some German speaking countries.

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

  6. chancellornoun

    A record keeper for a diocese or equivalent religious area.

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

  7. chancellornoun

    Foreman of a jury.

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

  8. chancellornoun

    Chancellor of the Exchequer.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Chancellornoun

    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.]

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

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    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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  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. President Trump:

    Despite what you have heard from the FAKE NEWS, I had a GREAT meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, nevertheless, Germany owes vast sums of money to NATO the United States must be paid more for the powerful, and very expensive, defense it provides to Germany !

  2. 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.

  3. Steffen Seibert:

    The chancellor has said several times in the past she expects future structures to stop something like this from happening again. It's important to create structures to avoid such cases.

  4. Gerhard Schindler:

    Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said. In Macedonia, where refugees reach before streaming into the former Yugoslavia, the government declared a state of emergency for the next year. Macedonia is considering building a fence on its border like Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic did Hungary, although it is not a long term solution, said Macedonian Foreign Minister Nikola Popovski In Germany, where Chancellor Angela Merkel initially announced the country would take in 800,000 refugees this year, the head of the BND, Gerhard Schindler, said the most immediate danger comes from jihadists who are already in Germany. Related ImageExpand / ContractWith Western Europe closing its doors, thousands of refugees are stranded along the path from Middle East misery. ( FoxNews.com) For the Jihadists, it is much easier to obtain a false or stolen passport and get on the plane. The real danger comes from Western Europe, jihadists returning to Germany and other European countries, once fought on the fronts of the Middle East.

  5. North Carolina on Tuesday:

    I appreciate the Chancellor's actions to keep students and the public safe, north Carolina is welcoming to all, and our public university should reflect that.

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