American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A deputy or an assistant chancellor in a university.
- n. A deputy to or a substitute for a head of state or an official bearing the title chancellor.
- n. Law A judge in equity courts ranking below a chancellor.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The deputy or substitute of a chancellor. Specifically— One of three judges in the chancery division of the High Court of Justice in England, holding a separate court, whose decisions are subject to appeal to the lords justices of appeal and to the House of Lords, of which the lord chancellor is head. There is, besides, a vice-chancellor of the Court of Chancery in Ireland; the judge of the local Court of Chancery of the Duchy of Lancaster is also styled vice-chancellor.
- n. In the Roman Catholic Church, the cardinal at the head of the department of the Roman chancery which drafts and expedites the bulls and briefs by which the mind of the Pope is made known to Christendom, or to particular suitors.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Law), (R. C. Ch.) The cardinal at the head of the Roman Chancery.
- n. a deputy or assistant to someone bearing the title of chancellor
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