[ vahys-chan-suh-ler, -chahn- ]
/ ˈvaɪsˈtʃæn sə lər, -ˈtʃɑn- /


a substitute, deputy, or subordinate chancellor.
a chancery judge acting in place of a chancellor.
the chief administrator of certain British universities.Compare chancellor(def 7).

Origin of vice-chancellor

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50

Related forms

vice-chan·cel·lor·ship, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for vice chancellor

vice chancellor


the chief executive or administrator at some British universitiesCompare chancellor (def. 3)
(in the US) a judge in courts of equity subordinate to the chancellor
(formerly in England) a senior judge of the court of Chancery who acted as assistant to the Lord Chancellor
a person serving as the deputy of a chancellor

Derived Forms

vice-chancellorship, noun
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