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  • n. Plural form of chancery.


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  • Italics were based on an informal style of writing used in chanceries to save paper, and in print were originally used as a cost-saving measure, to print whole books using less paper.

    A Passion « We Don't Count Your Own Visits To Your Blog

  • An undercurrent or more of resentment at Western civilization runs through the chanceries and bazaars of the Arab world, as well as a fear of what democracy might mean for the power of local rulers.

    The Wall Street Journal Editorial Page: Sept. 12, 2001

  • In the Old World chanceries where the great game of geopolitics was played, the United States mattered little.

    What Would Wilson Do?

  • Selling an assistance package for Greece to restive electorates doesn't exactly set the chanceries of Paris and Berlin ringing with glee; making such a thing legal under European Union rules would tax the lawyers of Brussels, too.

    There's No Dilemma Like a Euro Dilemma

  • The critics of Middle Eastern dissidents roamed proudly on campuses, in the media, in foreign policy chanceries, and in the halls of legislatures.

    The Coming Revolution

  • Many of the offices in foreign policy chanceries I visited had photos of absolute monarchs and dictators proudly displayed on desks and walls.

    The Coming Revolution

  • Colonel Cedras and his generals left Haiti, but the generals and colonels of the Arab world were received in chanceries with all the honors due legitimate heads of states.

    The Coming Revolution

  • How few of our artists are skilled in traditional ecclesiastical arts, and those that are cannot find enough employment because of the disdain for the Catholic artistic heritage by the powers that be in parishes and chanceries.

    Archive 2008-07-27

  • Along with that of its small-scale counterparts in chanceries throughout the world, the nature of the Roman Curia reminds us of precisely that fact.

    Archive 2007-06-01

  • Foreign chanceries, the U.N. and our own State Department (led by an author of the Bush Doctrine) will welcome being unburdened of the harder task of advancing political rights in hard places.

    Democracy Has Been Demoted


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