Master in chancery


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an officer of courts of equity, who acts as an assistant to the chancellor or judge, by inquiring into various matters referred to him, and reporting thereon to the court.

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The inner story--the lawyer's relationship with Bartleby and perhaps even Bartleby's famous 'preferring not to' work --can only be fully understood in relation to the outer story, which involves the lawyer's "snug business among rich men's bonds, and mortgages, and title-deeds" (635) and his holding--before, during, and after his acquaintanceship with Bartleby--the office of Master in Chancery.
This feeling may be, as we shall see, the tip of an iceberg of guilt occasioned by past and present performance of duties as Master in Chancery and stirred by his having intended to attend a service at Trinity Church.
For the narrator, this was the "abrogation of the office of Master in Chancery, by the new Constitution" (636).
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