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chancellor

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chancellor

noun chan·cel·lor \ˈchan(t)-s(ə-)lər\

: the highest government official in Germany and Austria

: the head of some U.S. universities

: the head of a British university who represents the school but who does not have many responsibilities

Full Definition of CHANCELLOR

1
a :  the secretary of a nobleman, prince, or king
b :  the lord chancellor of Great Britain
c British :  the chief secretary of an embassy
d :  a Roman Catholic priest heading the office in which diocesan business is transacted and recorded
2
a :  the titular head of a British university
b (1) :  a university president
(2) :  the chief executive officer in some state systems of higher education
3
a :  a lay legal officer or adviser of an Anglican diocese
b :  a judge in a court of chancery or equity in various states of the United States
4
:  the chief minister of state in some European countries
chan·cel·lor·ship \-ˌship\ noun

Examples of CHANCELLOR

  1. the new chancellor of the university

Origin of CHANCELLOR

Middle English chanceler, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin cancellarius doorkeeper, secretary, from cancellus
First Known Use: 14th century

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