chancellery


chan·cel·lery

noun \ˈchan(t)-s(ə-)lə-rē, -səl-rē\

: 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

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

Full Definition of CHANCELLERY

1
a :  the position, court, or department of a chancellor
b :  the building or room where a chancellor's office is located
2
:  the office of secretary of the court of a person high in authority
3
:  the office or staff of an embassy or consulate

Variants of CHANCELLERY

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

Examples of CHANCELLERY

  1. The prime minister will speak at the State Chancellery this afternoon.
  2. greeted by members of the chancellery

First Known Use of CHANCELLERY

14th century

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