[ UK /t‍ʃˈɑːnsəɹi/ ]
[ US /ˈtʃænsɝi/ ]
  1. an office of archives for public or ecclesiastic records; a court of public records
  2. a court with jurisdiction in equity
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How To Use chancery In A Sentence

  • I always find it at last — but it comes too late. a blockhead who speaks boldly can baffle me. is not this of less consequence in chancery. fare well. let me hear from you. are you M.P.? Letter 220
  • We may conclude from its effects, as well as its etymology, that a chancery is a court wherein the causes are decided by chance, and wherein the goddess Fortune, perfectly blind, presides. Documenting the American South: The Southern Experience in 19-th Century America
  • Jimmy Luv's has "a thicker texture" and "smokier taste" than other mixes, said Bob Frederickson, general manager and beverage director for six Chancery restaurants in southeastern Wisconsin, where the Bloody Mary is a signature drink.
  • During the early Middle Ages seals of lead, or more properly "bulls", were in common use both in East and West, but except in the case of the papal chancery, these leaden authentications soon went out of favour in western Christendom and it became the universal practice to take the impressions in wax. The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 13: Revelation-Stock
  • This is an appeal by the claimant below, against an order of His Honour made on 12 March 2001 when he was sitting as an additional judge of the Chancery Division of the High Court.
  • I'm standing at the chancery, what's called the chancery, outside the grounds where what is often described as the palatial residence of Cardinal Law, Archbishop Law is. CNN Transcript Dec 13, 2002
  • The chancery is a necessary element of administration in every diocese. The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 4: Clandestinity-Diocesan Chancery
  • On the last occasion the king ennobled him, As prime minister he was most zealous in establishing the supremacy of the State over the Church, and in abolishing the privileges of the nobility together with feudalism, He restricted the jurisdiction of the bishops, impeded the last increment of the so-called mortmain, and reduced the taxes belonging to the chancery of the Roman Curia. The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 14: Simony-Tournon
  • Bustling during the day, the chancery was a still place this night, silent but for the scratching of a single quill pen. Chosen Of The Gods
  • The chancery received petitions, examined the qualifications of candidates for benefices, and had official custody of the records of the curia (the Vatican Library had not yet been created).
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