Dictionary.com

chancellor

[ chan-suh-ler, -sler, chahn- ]
/ ˈtʃæn sə lər, -slər, ˈtʃɑn- /
Save This Word!

noun
QUIZ
FIRE UP YOUR VOCAB FOR A "RED" SYNONYMS QUIZ
No fire engine reds here, only a fierce collection of vibrant words for the color red to test yourself on.
Question 1 of 7
What does "amaranth" mean?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help
Compare vice-chancellor.

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 English ≪ Late Latin, as above

OTHER WORDS FROM chancellor

un·der·chan·cel·lor, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use chancellor in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for chancellor

chancellor
/ (ˈtʃɑːnsələ, -slə) /

noun

Derived forms of chancellor

chancellorship, noun

Word Origin for chancellor

C11: from Anglo-French chanceler, from Late Latin cancellārius porter, secretary, from Latin cancellī lattice; see chancel
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK