vice-chancellor

noun vice-chan·cel·lor \ ˈvīs-ˈchan(t)-s(ə-)lər , ˌvīs- \
variants: or vice chancellor
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of vice-chancellor

1 : an officer ranking next below a chancellor and serving as deputy to the chancellor
2 : chief administrative officer in a British university
3 : a judge appointed to act for or to assist a chancellor

First Known Use of vice-chancellor

15th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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VICE-CHANCELLOR Defined for English Language Learners

vice-chancellor

Definition of vice-chancellor for English Language Learners

  • : a person who has a rank just below that of a chancellor

  • : the person who runs a British university


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vice-chancellor

noun vice-chan·cel·lor \ ˈvīs-ˈchan-sə-lər \

legal Definition of vice-chancellor

1 : an officer ranking next below a chancellor and serving as deputy
2 : a judge appointed to act for or to assist a chancellor

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