Origin of chancellor
Examples from the Web for chancellor
Former Ole Miss chancellor Robert Khayat explains how his school solved the problem.
As chancellor of the University of Mississippi, Robert Khayat helped remove confederate flags from the football stadium.
But in her clear-eyed understanding of the Russian threat, the Chancellor is an exception among the German political class.
The chancellor seemed what can only be described as nervously-at-ease throughout the encounter with the six children.
It was now safely back in its cage, although the chancellor sometimes let it play in the bath, he said.
The bill was introduced and carried through by the Chancellor of the Exchequer.A History of Banks for Savings in Great Britain and Ireland|William Lewins
He was the first chancellor of the state, from 1777 to February 1801, and is best known as “Chancellor” Livingston.
Mr. Blake was universally pointed out as the man best fitted for the post of Chancellor.The Canadian Portrait Gallery Volume 3|John Charles Dent
During this period he acted as tutor to the two sons of Calignon, chancellor of Navarre.
De Maupeou, the chancellor, was exiled; this caused universal joy.
British Dictionary definitions for chancellor
Word Origin for chancellor
Word Origin and History for chancellor
early 12c., from Old French chancelier (12c.), from Late Latin cancellarius "keeper of the barrier, secretary, usher of a law court," so called because he worked behind a lattice (Latin cancellus) at a basilica or law court (see chancel). In the Roman Empire, a sort of court usher; the post gradually gained importance in the Western kingdoms. A variant form, canceler, existed in Old English, from Old North French, but was replaced by this central French form.