chancellor
noun Etymology: Middle English chanceler, from Anglo-French chanceler, from Late Latin cancellarius doorkeeper, secretary, from cancellus Date: 14th century 1. a. the secretary of a nobleman, prince, or king b. the lord chancellor of Great Britain c. British the chief secretary of an embassy d. a Roman Catholic priest heading the office in which diocesan business is transacted and recorded 2. a. the titular head of a British university b. (1) a university president (2) the chief executive officer in some state systems of higher education 3. a. a lay legal officer or adviser of an Anglican diocese b. a judge in a court of chancery or equity in various states of the United States 4. the chief minister of state in some European countries • chancellorship noun

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  • Chancellor — Chan cel*lor, n. [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}.] A judicial court of chancery, which in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chancellor — bezeichnet Chancellor (Rebsorte), eine Rebsorte Chancellor Records, eine Plattenfirma Chancellor of the Exchequer (engl.), britischer Schatzkanzler Chancellor (englisch: Kanzler) ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Anna Chancellor (* 1965),… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • chancellor — chan·cel·lor / chan sə lər/ n [Old French chancelier royal secretary, from Late Latin cancellarius doorkeeper, clerk, from Latin cancellus latticework barrier] 1: the head of a chancery: as a: the Lord Chancellor of Great Britain b: a judge in a… …   Law dictionary

  • chancellor — UK US /ˈtʃɑːnsələr/ noun [C] ● Chancellor Cf. Chancellor ► GOVERNMENT a title used in some countries for an official position of high rank in a government, legal system, or university: »She was the first woman chancellor of Germany. »Chancellor… …   Financial and business terms

  • Chancellor — ► GOVERNMENT, FINANCE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER(Cf. ↑Chancellor of the Exchequer): »With news of profit losses across the nation, the chancellor is expected to cut interest rates. Main Entry: ↑chancellor …   Financial and business terms

  • Chancellor — Chancellor, SD U.S. town in South Dakota Population (2000): 328 Housing Units (2000): 142 Land area (2000): 0.246846 sq. miles (0.639328 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.246846 sq. miles… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • chancellor — ► NOUN 1) a senior state or legal official of various kinds. 2) (Chancellor) the head of the government in some European countries. DERIVATIVES chancellorship noun. ORIGIN Latin cancellarius porter, secretary (originally a court official… …   English terms dictionary

  • Chancellor — (spr. Tschänster), Richard, englischer Seefahrer, entdeckte 1553 bei Aufsuchung einer NODurchfahrt für eine Handelscompagnie, den Hafen von Archangel u. kam auf der Rückkehr bei einem Sturme an der schottischen Küste um. Die Beschreibung seiner… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Chancellor — (engl., spr. tschännß lĕr), Kanzler. C. of the exchequer (spr. tschéck r), Kanzler der Schatzkammer, in Großbritannien der Finanzminister; Lord High C. (spr. hei), der Großsiegelbewahrer, Justizminister und Sprecher im Oberhause …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Chancellor — (Tschänsellr), Richard, engl. Seefahrer, fand 1553 den Weg nach Archangel, kam bei der Rückkehr im Schiffbruch an der schott. Küste um …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • chancellor — (n.) early 12c. (a variant form existed in Old English), from O.Fr. chancelier (12c.), from L.L. cancellarius keeper of the barrier, secretary, usher of a law court, so called because he worked behind a lattice at a basilica or law court (see… …   Etymology dictionary

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