Chancellor

Definition of Chancellor

Chan´cel`lor
n.1.A judicial court of chancery, which in England and in the United States is distinctively a court with equity jurisdiction.
Chancellor of a bishop
(R. C. Ch. & ch. of Eng.) a law officer appointed to hold the bishop's court in his diocese, and to assist him in matter of ecclesiastical law.
Chancellor of a cathedral
one of the four chief dignitaries of the cathedrals of the old foundation, and an officer whose duties are chiefly educational, with special reference to the cultivation of theology.
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
an officer before whom, or his deputy, the court of the duchy chamber of Lancaster is held. This is a special jurisdiction.
Chancellor of a university
the chief officer of a collegiate body. In Oxford, he is elected for life; in Cambridge, for a term of years; and his office is honorary, the chief duties of it devolving on the vice chancellor.
Chancellor of the exchequer
a member of the British cabinet upon whom devolves the charge of the public income and expenditure as the highest finance minister of the government.
Chancellor of the order of the Garter
an officer who seals the commissions and mandates of the chapter and assembly of the knights, keeps the register of their proceedings, and delivers their acts under the seal of their order.
Lord high chancellor of England
the presiding judge in the court of chancery, the highest judicial officer of the crown, and the first lay person of the state after the blood royal. He is created chancellor by the delivery into his custody of the great seal, of which he becomes keeper. He is privy counselor by his office, and prolocutor of the House of Lords by prescription.

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