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 (chăn′sə-lər, -slər)
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.
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.
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Noun1.chancellorship - the office of chancellor
berth, billet, post, situation, position, office, place, spot - a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the treasury"


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Nevertheless, the very idea that the chancellorship and the extreme right can again be spoken of in the same breath is chilling, for that is the same circumstance in which Adolf Hitler, fifty-six years ago, celebrated his forty-fourth birthday.
And he'll be reluctant to surrender the Chancellorship to a Lib Dem.
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Lazare's departure from the chancellorship last week was somewhat abrupt, the school had been preparing since June to separate the positions of chancellor and dean, which Dr.
Having been elevated into the vice chancellorship this summer, Prof Jones says that he'll doubtless find it a bit of a jolt not to be standing before the lecture theatres.