Definition of Chancellor

1. Noun. The British cabinet minister responsible for finance.

Exact synonyms: Chancellor Of The Exchequer
Group relationships: British Cabinet
Generic synonyms: Cabinet Minister



2. Noun. The person who is head of state (in several countries).
Exact synonyms: Premier, Prime Minister
Generic synonyms: Chief Of State, Head Of State
Specialized synonyms: Taoiseach
Derivative terms: Chancellorship, Premier, Premiership

3. Noun. The honorary or titular head of a university.

Definition of Chancellor

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

Definition of Chancellor

1. Noun. A judicial court of chancery, which in England and in the United States is distinctively a court with equity jurisdiction. ¹

2. Noun. Head of a chancery. ¹

3. Noun. An important notary; a person in charge of some area of government, often justice or finance. ¹

4. Noun. The head of a university, sometimes purely ceremonial. ¹

5. Noun. The head of parliamentary government in some German speaking countries. ¹

6. Noun. A record keeper for a diocese or equivalent religious area. ¹

7. Noun. (Scotland) Foreman of a jury. ¹

8. Noun. (U.K.) Chancellor of the Exchequer. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Chancellor

1. [n -S]

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Literary usage of Chancellor

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1. A History of English Law by William Searle Holdsworth, John Burke (1903)
"The chancellor was thus regarded as possessing a jurisdiction. The Chancery was beginning to be regarded as a court But we must not think that the ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Sixtus V assigned the proceeds of theae sales to the vice-chancellor (see ... Alexander VIII restored these revenues to the vice- chancellor, who, ..."

3. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1908)
"On 7 March 1456 Bourchier wns appointed lord chancellor, and received the seals nt Greenwich from the king himself, who had recovered from his illness at ..."

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