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or chan·cel·lor·y (chăn′sə-lə-rē, -slə-rē)
n. pl. chan·cel·ler·ies or chan·cel·lor·ies
1. The rank or position of a chancellor.
a. The office or department of a chancellor.
b. The building in which such an office or department is located.
3. The official place of business of an embassy or consulate.

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


(ˈtʃɑːnsələrɪ; -slərɪ) or


n, pl -leries or -lories
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the building or room occupied by a chancellor's office
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the position, rank, or office of a chancellor
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy)
a. the residence or office of an embassy or legation
b. the office of a consulate
4. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) Brit another name for a diplomatic chancery
[C14: from Anglo-French chancellerie, from Old French chancelier chancellor]


(ˈtʃæn sə lə ri, -slə ri, -səl ri, ˈtʃɑn-)

n., pl. -ler•ies.
1. the position, office, or department of a chancellor.
2. the staff or office of an embassy or consulate.
3. a building or room occupied by a chancellor's department.
[1250–1300; Middle English chancellerie < Anglo-French]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chancellery - a government building housing the office of a chancellorchancellery - a government building housing the office of a chancellor
government building - a building that houses a branch of government


[ˈtʃɑːnsərɪ] Ncancillería f


n (= offices)Kanzleramt nt; (= position)Kanzlerschaft f
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