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chancellery

noun chan·cel·lery \ˈchan(t)-s(ə-)lə-rē, -səl-rē\

Simple Definition of chancellery

  • : the department of a chancellor or the building where a chancellor's office is located

  • : the people who work in the department of a chancellor

Full Definition of chancellery

plural chan·cel·ler·ies or chan·cel·lor·ies

  1. 1 a :  the position, court, or department of a chancellor b :  the building or room where a chancellor's office is located

  2. 2 :  the office of secretary of the court of a person high in authority

  3. 3 :  the office or staff of an embassy or consulate

Examples of chancellery

  1. The prime minister will speak at the State Chancellery this afternoon.

  2. greeted by members of the chancellery



14th Century

First Known Use of chancellery

14th century

Variants of chancellery

or chan·cel·lory play \ˈchan(t)-s(ə-)lə-rē, -səl-rē\

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