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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The rank or position of a chancellor.
  • n. The office or department of a chancellor.
  • n. The building in which such an office or department is located.
  • n. The official place of business of an embassy or consulate.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The rank or office of a chancellor.
  • n. The building in which such an office is situated.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Chancellorship.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. pl. chancelleries (-riz).
  • n. Same as chancery, 3.
  • n. A secretary's office. See chancellor, 2.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a government building housing the office of a chancellor

Etymologies

Middle English chancelrie, from Old French chancelerie, from chancelier, chancellor; see chancellor.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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