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Definitions for chancery
ˈtʃæn sə ri, ˈtʃɑn-chance·ry
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chancery, court of chancerynoun
a court with jurisdiction in equity
an office of archives for public or ecclesiastic records; a court of public records
In England, formerly, the highest court of judicature next to the Parliament, exercising jurisdiction at law, but chiefly in equity; but under the jurisdiction act of 1873 it became the chancery division of the High Court of Justice, and now exercises jurisdiction only in equity.
In the United States, a court of equity; equity; proceeding in equity.
The type of building that houses a diplomatic mission or embassy.
Etymology: chancellerie, from cancellaria, from cancellarius, from cancellus (English chancel), from cancelli (from which cancel), from the lattice-work that separated a section of a church or court.\
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
The court of equity and conscience, moderating the rigour of other courts, that are tied to the letter of the law; whereof the lord chancellor of England is the chief judge, or the lord keeper of the great seal. John Cowell
Etymology: from chancellor; probably chancellery; then shortened.
The contumacy and contempt of the party must be signified in the court of chancery, by the bishops letters under the seal episcopal. John Ayliffe, Parergon.
in England, formerly, the highest court of judicature next to the Parliament, exercising jurisdiction at law, but chiefly in equity; but under the jurisdiction act of 1873 it became the chancery division of the High Court of Justice, and now exercises jurisdiction only in equity
in the Unites States, a court of equity; equity; proceeding in equity
Etymology: [F. chancellerie, LL. cancellaria, from L. cancellarius. See Chancellor, and cf. Chancellery.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
chan′sėr-i, n. formerly the highest court of justice next to the House of Lords, presided over by the Lord High Chancellor—now a division of the High Court of Justice: a court of record generally: (slang) the position of a boxer's head when under his adversary's arm: (obs.) the office of a chancellor or ambassador.—Chancery office, in Scotland, an office in the General Register House at Edinburgh, managed by a director, in which all royal charters of novodamus, patents of dignities, gifts of offices, remissions, legitimations, presentations, commissions, and other writs appointed to pass the Great and Quarter Seals are recorded.—In Chancery, in litigation, as an estate: (slang) in an awkward predicament. [Fr. chancellerie.]
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
The building upon a diplomatic or consular compound which houses the offices of the chief of mission or principal officer.
The numerical value of chancery in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of chancery in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Examples of chancery in a Sentence
There was a big open question if Chancery would kill appraisal arbitrage.
The big question is when you get an institution like him and an institution like the Court of Chancery, is it oil and water or is it mutual respect?
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- cour de la chancellerieFrench
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