What does chancellor mean?

Definitions for chancellorˈtʃæn sə lər, -slər, ˈtʃɑn-

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


  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 Dictionary

  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.]


  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


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Michael Haeupl:

    I am not chancellor and have no intention of becoming it.

  2. Horst Seehofer:

    I believe that is possible with a Chancellor Angela Merkel.

  3. Rainer Wendt:

    I have personally told the chancellor: we can't be in two places at once.

  4. Donald Trump:

    You have been amazing and you have done a fantastic job. Thank you very much chancellor.

  5. Angela Merkel:

    As chancellor I will protect Muslims in our country. All of us in this house will do that.

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