[chan-suh-luh-ree, -sluh-ree, -suh l-ree, chahn-]
- the position of a chancellor.
- the office or department of a chancellor.
- the office attached to an embassy or consulate.
- a building or room occupied by a chancellor's department.
Origin of chancellery
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Examples from the Web for chancellery
The instrument is in the Liber Arrendamentorum, from Lucretia's chancellery.Lucretia Borgia
And then I shall have a quarrel with the Chancellery on my hands.Woman on Her Own, False Gods & The Red Robe
What has become of the chamber of the chancellery, where Saint Louis consummated his marriage?Notre-Dame de Paris
There was war in the Eastern world; and palace and chancellery were ablaze.The Dark Star
Robert W. Chambers
I fancy that every Chancellery in Europe suspected that something was in the wind.The German War
Arthur Conan Doyle
- the building or room occupied by a chancellor's office
- the position, rank, or office of a chancellor
- the residence or office of an embassy or legation
- the office of a consulate
- British another name for a diplomatic chancery
C14: from Anglo-French chancellerie, from Old French chancelier chancellor
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Word Origin and History for chancellery
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