Inns of chancery

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(Eng.) colleges in which young students formerly began their law studies, now occupied chiefly bp attorn`ys, solocitors, etc.

See also: Chancery, Inn

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The earliest records to survive date from 1407-8 and they continue to 1642, arranged throughout under the four Inns of Court in alphabetical order--Gray's, Inner Temple, Lincoln's, Middle Temple--followed by Furnival's Inn (1-362), the single Inn of Chancery included.
The commanding figure of Sir Thomas More spent a period at an Inn of Chancery and ultimately became Lord Chancellor.