noun, plural chan·cer·ies.
- 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
Examples from the Web for chancery
Historical Examples of chancery
The bill was filed in Chancery by their grandfather, Mr. Westbrook.A Dish Of Orts
They touched the summons from the Chancery Court, and he picked it up.The Manxman
With us their independence is secured by the Injunction of the Court of Chancery.Ancient Law
Sir Henry James Sumner Maine
Live there quietly, and in a month apply for work at the Chancery; it will be given you.In Kings' Byways
Stanley J. Weyman
Her separation from her husband is the consequence, but her fortune is thrown into chancery.Mary Wollstonecraft
Elizabeth Robins Pennell
noun plural -ceries
- 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
Word Origin for chancery
late 14c., "court of the Lord Chancellor of England," contracted from chancellery (c.1300), from Old French chancelerie (12c.), from Medieval Latin cancellaria (see chancellor).