Idioms about chancery
- Law. in litigation in a court of chancery.
- Wrestling, Boxing. (of a contestant's head) held under an opponent's arm.
- in a helpless or embarrassing position.
Origin of chancery
Words nearby chancery
How to use chancery in a sentence
In December 2001, Dutschke married the woman, according to Lee County Chancery Court records obtained by The Daily Beast.
Breeden persuaded a Delaware Chancery Court judge that he would do better.
Her separation from her husband is the consequence, but her fortune is thrown into chancery.Mary Wollstonecraft|Elizabeth Robins Pennell
It was leased to the Cambrian, but got into Chancery and was closed a few years later.The Story of the Cambrian|C. P. Gasquoine
We must fetch a suit in the Court of Chancery, and that I'll do at once upon looking up the facts.Tin-Types Taken in the Streets of New York|Lemuel Ely Quigg
A suit in Chancery was proceeding, to enable him to sell, to his father, the reversion of a portion of his estates.The Life and Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Volume I (of 2)|Florence A. Thomas Marshall
A society has been formed in London for the reform of abuses in the Court of Chancery.
British Dictionary definitions for chancery
- law (of a suit) pending in a court of equity
- wrestling boxing (of a competitor's head) locked under an opponent's arm
- in an awkward or helpless situation