Legal Definition and Related Resources of Chancellor

Meaning of Chancellor

A judicial officer of the sovereign ; a bishop or other high dignitary such as the highest officer of the University. The Lord High Chancellor is the highest officer in England who is also the keeper of the King’s Great Seal.

Chancellor Alternative Definition

In the United States. The presiding judge of a court of chancery. In England. A judicial officer of the king; a bishop or other high dignitary. See “Chancellor of the Exchequer,” etc

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This term is a noun.

Etimology of Chancellor

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early 12c., from Old French chancelier (12c.), from Late Latin cancellarius “keeper of the barrier, secretary, usher of a law court,” so called because he worked behind a lattice (Latin cancellus) at a basilica or law court (see chancel). In the Roman Empire, a sort of court usher; the post gradually gained importance in the Western kingdoms. A variant form, canceler, existed in Old English, from Old North French, but was replaced by this central French form.







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