- (historical) In England, formerly, the highest court of judicature next to the Parliament, exercising jurisdiction at law, but chiefly in equity; but under the jurisdiction act of 1873 it became the chancery division of the High Court of Justice, and now exercises jurisdiction only in equity.
- In the United States, a court of equity; equity; proceeding in equity.
- The type of building that houses a diplomatic mission or embassy.
- The type of building that houses the offices and administration of a diocese; the offices of a diocese.
- (historical) In the Middle Ages, a government office that produced and notarized official documents.
- (slang) The position of a boxer's head when under his adversary's arm.
- (slang, archaic) Any awkward predicament.
chancery (not comparable)
- (boxing) With the head of an antagonist under one's arm, so that one can pommel it with the other fist at will.
- (figurative) In an awkward situation; wholly under the power of someone else.
- in chancery