Recent Examples on the WebPro-Israel protesters stood guard in front of the missing person signs Thursday evening outside the City University of New York chancellor's office as police tried to maintain peace between the two sides.—Adam Sabes, Fox News, 3 Nov. 2023 An associate, a UCLA vice chancellor, was prosecuted, fired and forced to repay the university’s fund-raising foundation $85,000 in disallowed expenses.—Stuart Silverstein, Los Angeles Times, 22 Oct. 2023 Robert Habeck, the vice chancellor of Germany, is listed as a keynote speaker for November.—Mark Bergen, Fortune, 20 Oct. 2023 The water also found its way into 150 of New York City’s 1,400 schools, which remained open on Friday, New York City school chancellor David Banks said at a news briefing.—Eric Zerkel, CNN, 29 Sep. 2023 City University of New York chancellor Félix V. Matos Rodríguez, who spoke at today’s ceremony echoed this sentiment.—Rayna Reid Rayford, Essence, 29 Sep. 2023 Advertisement The two chancellors, who oversee universities that collectively serve about more than 88,000 students, took different approaches in addressing their communities.—Gary Robbins, San Diego Union-Tribune, 8 Nov. 2023 Due to the Nazis’ growing influence, German President Paul von Hindenburg appointed Hitler his chancellor in 1933.—Ellen Wexler, Smithsonian Magazine, 8 Nov. 2023 On Tuesday, Florida’s university system chancellor, Ray Rodrigues, directed state universities to disband campus groups with ties to National Students for Justice in Palestine.—Steve Mollman, Fortune, 29 Oct. 2023 See More
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Middle English chanceler, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin cancellarius doorkeeper, secretary, from cancellus
First Known Use
before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1b
The first known use of chancellor was
before the 12th century