Chancery

Definition of Chancery

Chan´cer`y
n.1.In England, formerly, the highest court of judicature next to the Parliament, exercising jurisdiction at law, but chiefly in equity; but under the jurisdiction act of 1873 it became the chancery division of the High Court of Justice, and now exercises jurisdiction only in equity.
2.In the Unites States, a court of equity; equity; proceeding in equity.
Inns of chancery
See under Inn.
To get (or to hold) In chancery
(Boxing) to get the head of an antagonist under one's arm, so that one can pommel it with the other fist at will; hence, to have wholly in One's power. The allusion is to the condition of a person involved in the chancery court, where he was helpless, while the lawyers lived upon his estate.

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