also: under the superintendence of the lord chancellor
a ward in chancery
: in a hopeless predicament
Examples of chancery in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebDepartment staff have met with chancery clerks around the state to urge them to steer families away from commitment proceedings and toward outpatient services offered by community mental health centers whenever possible.—Isabelle Taft, ProPublica, 27 July 2023 Some counties rarely hold people in jail — sometimes because a sheriff, chancery judge or other official has taken a stand against it.—Isabelle Taft, ProPublica, 27 July 2023 That’s because most corporations take advantage of the state’s corporation-friendly laws and procedures by incorporating in Delaware, which gives the chancery court jurisdiction over a huge universe of business disputes.—Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 15 July 2022 The suit in Delaware’s court of chancery seeks unspecified damages from the directors on behalf of the company along with corporate governance reforms.—David J. Lynch, Washington Post, 21 Apr. 2023 The compound includes a chancery, representational and staff housing, facilities for the community and associated support facilities, according to the project’s website.—Nadeen Ebrahim, CNN, 12 May 2023 Twitter was previously incorporated in Delaware, and Musk’s battle over acquiring the company took place in its chancery court.—Bloomberg News, oregonlive, 12 Apr. 2023 If chancery court Vice Chancellor Joseph Slights III, the presiding judge, finds Mr. Musk didn’t control the deal, the case is likely over for the plaintiffs, said Lawrence Hamermesh, executive director of the Institute for Law and Economics at the University of Pennsylvania’s Carey Law School.—Dave Michaels, WSJ, 12 July 2021 In another case, a chancery judge in 2017 barred Cigna Corp. from scuttling its $48 billion merger with Anthem Inc., though the U.S. Justice Department later blocked that deal on antitrust grounds and the two sides returned to the Delaware court to fight over termination fees.—Michael Hytha, Bloomberg.com, 10 Sep. 2020 See More
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Middle English chancerie, alteration of chancelerie chancellery, from Anglo-French, from chanceler