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- n. A chief chancellor; an officer in the old German empire who presided over the secretaries of the court.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A chief chancellor; -- an officer in the old German empire, who presided over the secretaries of the court.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A chief chancellor; formerly— The title of an office in the Roman-German empire, held by the electoral archbishop of Mainz, who was actual chancellor of the empire.
- n. An honorary official rank held by the electoral archbishops of Cologne and Treves, the former nominally for Italy and the latter for Burgundy (Gaul and the kingdom of Arles).
arch- + chancellor. Compare German Erzkanzler. (Wiktionary)