see also: Chancellor
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈtʃɑːnsələ/, /ˈtʃɑːnslə/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈtʃænsələ/, /-lɚ/, /ˈtʃænslɚ/

chancellor (plural chancellors)

  1. A senior#Adjective|senior secretary or official#Noun|official with administrative or legal duties, sometimes in charge of some area of government such as finance#Noun|finance or justice.
    Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster  Lord Chancellor
  2. The head#Noun|head of the government in some German#Noun|German-speaking countries.
    Synonyms: Reichskanzler
    the Austrian Chancellor
  3. (Christianity) A senior record keeper of a cathedral; a senior legal officer for a bishop or diocese in charge of hearing case#Noun|cases involving ecclesiastical law.
  4. (education) The head of a university, sometimes purely ceremonial#Adjective|ceremonial.
  5. (Britain, government) Short for Chancellor of the Exchequer#English|Chancellor of the Exchequer.
  6. (Scotland, law) The foreman of a jury.
    • 1818 July 24, Jedadiah Cleishbotham [pseudonym; Walter Scott], chapter XII, in Tales of My Landlord, Second Series, [...] In Four Volumes (The Heart of Mid-Lothian), volume II, Edinburgh: Printed [by James Ballantyne and Co.] for Archibald Constable and Company, OCLC 819902302 ↗, pages 285–286 ↗:
      "Have you agreed on your chancellor, gentlemen?" was the first question of the Judge. The foreman, called in Scotland the chancellor of the jury, usually the man of best rank and estimation among the assizers, stepped forward, and, with a low reverence, delivered to the Court a sealed paper, containing the verdict, [...]
  7. (US, law) The chief#Adjective|chief judge#Noun|judge of a court#Noun|court of chancery (that is, one exercise#Verb|exercising equity jurisdiction).
Related terms Translations Translations Translations
  • Russian: ре́ктор
  • French: contremaître de jury
  • Russian: старшина присяжных


chancellor (plural chancellors)

  1. An honorific for the head of state of a republic in Germany.

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