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chancellorship

[chan-suh-ler-ship, -sler-, chahn-]
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noun
  1. the office or rank of chancellor.
  2. a chancellor's term of office.
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Origin of chancellorship

First recorded in 1425–75, chancellorship is from the late Middle English word chanceler-schepp. See chancellor, -ship
Related formsun·der·chan·cel·lor·ship, noun
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Examples from the Web for chancellorship

Historical Examples

  • It may be that he is bargaining for the Chancellorship, which he is certainly not fit for.

    Charles Lever, His Life in His Letters, Vol. II (of II)

    Edmund Downey

  • When Anne became queen in 1702 he was deprived of the chancellorship.

  • Youve been sent to find out what I thought about the Chancellorship?

    The Bishop's Apron

    W. Somerset Maugham

  • The place might be Badajoz; or a Chancellorship of something, with a portfolio.

    It Never Can Happen Again

    William De Morgan

  • Waynflete resigned the Chancellorship just before the battle of Northampton.