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- n. Alternative form of chaffwax.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Formerly a chancery officer who fitted wax for sealing writs and other documents.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Formerly, in England, an officer in chancery who prepared the wax for the sealing of writs and other documents about to be issued. Also written chaff-wax.
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A chafewax sealed the Lord Chancellor's documents until the post was abolished in 1852.