chancellery

noun chan·cel·lery \ ˈchan(t)-s(ə-)lə-rē , -səl-rē \
variants: or chancellory
|Updated on: 18 Jun 2018

Definition of chancellery

plural chancelleries or chancellories
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

Examples of chancellery in a Sentence

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

  2. greeted by members of the chancellery

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First Known Use of chancellery

14th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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CHANCELLERY Defined for English Language Learners

chancellery

Definition of chancellery for English Language Learners

  • : 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


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