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chan·cel·lor

 (chăn′sə-lər, -slər)
n.
1. Any of various officials of high rank, especially:
a. A secretary to a monarch or noble.
b. Chiefly British The chief secretary of an embassy.
c. The chief minister of state in some European countries.
2.
a. The president of certain American universities.
b. Chiefly British The honorary or titular head of a university.
3. Law The presiding judge of a court of chancery or equity in some states of the United States and in Great Britain.

[Middle English chaunceler, from Old French chancelier, from Late Latin cancellārius, doorkeeper, from Latin cancellī, bars, latticework; see cancel.]

chan′cel·lor·ship′ n.

chancellor

(ˈtʃɑːnsələ; -slə)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the head of the government in several European countries
2. (Education) US the president of a university or, in some colleges, the chief administrative officer
3. (Education) Brit and Canadian the honorary head of a university. Compare vice chancellor1
4. (Law) US (in some states) the presiding judge of a court of chancery or equity
5. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) Brit the chief secretary of an embassy
6. (Ecclesiastical Terms) Christianity a clergyman acting as the law officer of a bishop
7. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) archaic the chief secretary of a prince, nobleman, etc
[C11: from Anglo-French chanceler, from Late Latin cancellārius porter, secretary, from Latin cancellī lattice; see chancel]
ˈchancellorˌship n

chan•cel•lor

(ˈtʃæn sə lər, -slər, ˈtʃɑn-)

n.
1. the chief minister of state in some parliamentary governments, as in Germany.
2. the chief administrative officer in some American universities.
3. the chief secretary of a king or noble, or of an embassy.
4. the priest in charge of a Roman Catholic chancery.
5. the title of various important officials in the British government.
6. (in some states) the judge of a court of equity.
7. Brit. the honorary, nonresident, titular head of a university.
[1100–50; Middle English chaunceler, late Old English canceler < Old North French, Old French < Late Latin cancellārius doorkeeper, literally, man at the barrier]
chan′cel•lor•ship`, n.

chancellor

A title given to the heads of some universities in the United States and the United Kingdom.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Chancellor - the British cabinet minister responsible for finance
British Cabinet - the senior ministers of the British government
cabinet minister - a person who is a member of the cabinet
2.chancellor - the person who is head of state (in several countries)chancellor - the person who is head of state (in several countries)
chief of state, head of state - the chief public representative of a country who may also be the head of government
taoiseach - the prime minister of the Irish Republic
3.chancellor - the honorary or titular head of a university
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
head teacher, school principal, principal, head - the educator who has executive authority for a school; "she sent unruly pupils to see the principal"
Translations
رَئيسُ الجامِعَهقاضي القُضاه، رَئيسُ مَجْلِسِ اللوردات
kancléřrektor
kanslerrektor
kancellár
kanslarirektor
finansų ministrasiždo kancleriskanclerisrektorius
augstākais tiesnesiskanclersministrs
kancelár

chancellor

[ˈtʃɑːnsələʳ] N (Pol) → canciller mf (Univ) → rector(a) m/f honorario/a
Chancellor of the ExchequerMinistro/a m/f or (LAm) Secretario/a m/f de Economía y Hacienda
Lord Chancellor jefe de la administración de la justicia en Inglaterra y Gales, y presidente de la Cámara de los Lores

Chancellor

[ˈtʃɑːnslər] n
[Germany, Austria] → chancelier/ière
[British university] → président(e) m/f honoraire
[American university] → recteur m
see also vice-chancellor
= Chancellor of the ExchequerChancellor of the Exchequer n (British)chancelier/ière de l'Échiquier (ministre des finances britannique)

chancellor

n (Jur, Pol, Univ) → Kanzler m; Chancellor (of the Exchequer) (Brit) → Schatzkanzler(in) m(f), → Finanzminister(in) m(f)

chancellor

[ˈtʃɑːnsələʳ] ncancelliere m; (of university) → rettore m (onorario)

chancellor

(ˈtʃaːnsələ) noun
1. a state or legal official of various kinds. The Lord Chancellor is the head of the English legal system.
2. the head of a university.
Chancellor of the Exchequer noun
the Finance Minister in Great Britain.
References in classic literature ?
He is memorializing the Lord Chancellor, or the Lord Somebody or other - one of those people, at all events, who are paid to be memorialized - about his affairs.
and, with bonnet doffed, the future Chancellor (for to such high preferment did the wily Norman aspire) hastened to receive the orders of the future sovereign.
I could heartily wish a law was enacted, that every traveller, before he were permitted to publish his voyages, should be obliged to make oath before the Lord High Chancellor, that all he intended to print was absolutely true to the best of his knowledge; for then the world would no longer be deceived, as it usually is, while some writers, to make their works pass the better upon the public, impose the grossest falsities on the unwary reader.
Even his former Chancellor, Von Buelow, received his title of Count in this informal way.
It is curious to observe, with what vehemence this part of the plan is assailed, on the principle here taken notice of, by men who profess to admire, without exception, the constitution of this State; while that constitution makes the Senate, together with the chancellor and judges of the Supreme Court, not only a court of impeachments, but the highest judicatory in the State, in all causes, civil and criminal.
The governor, who is the executive magistrate, is appointed by the legislature; is chancellor and ordinary, or surrogate of the State; is a member of the Supreme Court of Appeals, and president, with a casting vote, of one of the legislative branches.
Madame," said he, "you are about to receive a visit from the chancellor, who will communicate certain matters to you with which I have charged him.
My husband dines with the chancellor," replied the young lady; "he has just gone, and I am sure he'll be exceedingly sorry not to have had the pleasure of seeing you before he went.
The Chancellor Sequier, who twenty years previously had persecuted her so ruthlessly, stood before her, relating how his carriage had been smashed, how he had been pursued and had rushed into the Hotel d'O , that the hotel was immediately invaded, pillaged and devastated; happily he had time to reach a closet hidden behind tapestry, in which he was secreted by an old woman, together with his brother, the Bishop of Meaux.
All this I saw from the open window of the Warden's breakfast-saloon, looking across the shoulder of the Lord Chancellor, who had sprung to his feet the moment the shouting began, almost as if he had been expecting it, and had rushed to the window which commanded the best view of the market-place.
For his errand at Torwood Park was a political one; it was the place of appointment named by no less a person than the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir Howard Horne, then introducing his so-called Socialist budget, and prepared to expound it in an interview with so promising a penman.
Michaelmas term lately over, and the Lord Chancellor sitting in Lincoln's Inn Hall.