chafewax

noun chafe·wax \ˈchāfˌwaks\
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chaffwax

\-af-\

Definition of chafewax

  1. :  the holder of a now abolished English chancery office whose duty was to prepare wax for sealing documents

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Origin and Etymology of chafewax

1chafe (to heat) + wax; translation of French chauffe-cire


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