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
What is the good of having these Chancery proceedings against Jermyn?Felix Holt, The Radical|George Eliot
It was, however, clear that nothing could be done without application to the Court of Chancery.He Knew He Was Right|Anthony Trollope
In the course of years people seemed to forget all about the property in Chancery, and to ignore her as quite a poor woman.Johnny Ludlow. First Series|Mrs. Henry Wood
Bell said that they had several hundred people in the chancery and were preparing for a heavy blow.A Journal From Our Legation in Belgium|Hugh Gibson
In Great Britain, a “folio” is taken to contain 72 words, except in parliamentary and chancery documents, when the number is 90.
British Dictionary definitions for chancery
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