chancellery
or chancellory noun (plural -leries or -lories) Date: 14th century 1. a. the position, court, or department of a chancellor b. the building or room where a chancellor's office is located 2. the office of secretary of the court of a person high in authority 3. the office or staff of an embassy or consulate

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  • Chancellery — See Chancery …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

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