from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete Chancellorship.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • noun a government building housing the office of a chancellor


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

[Middle English chancelrie, from Old French chancelerie, from chancelier, chancellor; see chancellor.]


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