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chancellery

[ chan-suh-luh-ree, -sluh-ree, -suhl-ree, chahn- ]
/ ˈtʃæn sə lə ri, -slə ri, -səl ri, ˈtʃɑn- /
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noun, plural chan·cel·ler·ies.

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.

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Origin of chancellery

1250–1300; Middle English chancellerie<Anglo-French, equivalent to chancellerchancellor + -ie-y3
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chancellery

chancellory

/ (ˈtʃɑːnsələrɪ, -slərɪ) /

noun plural -leries or -lories

the building or room occupied by a chancellor's office
the position, rank, or office of a chancellor
US
  1. the residence or office of an embassy or legation
  2. the office of a consulate
British another name for a diplomatic chancery

Word Origin for chancellery

C14: from Anglo-French chancellerie, from Old French chancelier chancellor
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