chancellor

[ chan-suh-ler, -sler, chahn- ]
/ ˈtʃæn sə lər, -slər, ˈtʃɑn- /

noun

Origin of chancellor

before 1100; Middle English chanceler < Anglo-French < Late Latin cancellārius doorkeeper, literally, man at the barrier (see chancel, -er2); replacing Middle English canceler, Old EnglishLate Latin, as above

Related forms

un·der·chan·cel·lor, noun
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chancellor

/ (ˈtʃɑːnsələ, -slə) /

noun

Derived Forms

chancellorship, noun

Word Origin for chancellor

C11: from Anglo-French chanceler, from Late Latin cancellārius porter, secretary, from Latin cancellī lattice; see chancel
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