What does chancellor mean?

Definitions for chancellor
ˈtʃæn sə lər, -slər, ˈtʃɑn-chan·cel·lor

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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. Markus Soeder:

    It would be good if Tsipras can convince the chancellor on Monday that he grasps the seriousness of the situation, so far, Greece has promised but not delivered.

  2. Angela Merkel:

    Despite all the understandable disquiet... the basis of the conservative bloc is very well aware that no-one can better steer Germany and Europe through this difficult time than the chancellor.

  3. Derek Holt at Scotiabank:

    There are dim hopes amidst an active rumor mill that on balance continues to portray both Greek PM Alexis Tsipras and his main banker German Chancellor Angela Merkel as uncompromising.

  4. Horst Seehofer:

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

  5. French President Francois Hollande:

    With the (German) Chancellor we have never stopped speaking since the (September 2014) Minsk agreements and we are more convinced than ever that they must be applied - all the agreements, nothing but the agreements.

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