the office or department of a chancellor; chancellery.
an office of public records, especially those of the Lord Chancellor in England.
(in England) the Lord Chancellor's court, now a division of the High Court of Justice.
the administrative office of a diocese.
Roman Catholic Church. a department of the Curia Romana now having the responsibility for issuing bulls to establish new dioceses, benefices, etc.
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.
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How to use chancery in a sentence
Some legal experts have expressed doubt about whether Musk’s arguments will hold up, noting that the Delaware Court of chancery has historically taken a narrow view of when buyers can renege on agreements like the one he signed.Twitter Delivers New Legal Smackdown in Elon Musk Feud | Noah Kirsch, Emily Shugerman | August 5, 2022 | The Daily Beast
We look forward to the trial in the Delaware Court of chancery.Musk’s countersuit contains aggressive new claims. Twitter is rebutting them. | Faiz Siddiqui, Elizabeth Dwoskin | August 5, 2022 | Washington Post
Shareholder attorney Lee Rudy urged Vice Chancellor Joseph Slights of Delaware's Court of chancery to order Musk return the Tesla stock he received, which would be worth around $13 billion at its current price.Tesla investors urge judge to order Musk repay $13 bln for SolarCity deal | firstname.lastname@example.org (Unknown) | January 19, 2022 | TechCrunch
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
Also called: Chancery Division (in England) the Lord Chancellor's court, now a division of the High Court of Justice
Also called: court of chancery (in the US) a court of equity
British the political section or offices of an embassy or legation
another name for chancellery
a court of public records; archives
Christianity a diocesan office under the supervision of a bishop's chancellor, having custody of archives, issuing official enactments, etc
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
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