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chancellery

[chan-suh-luh-ree, -sluh-ree, -suh l-ree, chahn-] /ˈtʃæn sə lə ri, -slə ri, -səl ri, ˈtʃɑn-/
noun, plural chancelleries.
1.
the position of a chancellor.
2.
the office or department of a chancellor.
3.
the office attached to an embassy or consulate.
4.
a building or room occupied by a chancellor's department.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English chancellerie < Anglo-French, equivalent to chanceller chancellor + -ie -y3
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  • The chairman of the council suggested that the council instead report to the federal chancellery or parliament.
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chancellery

/ˈtʃɑːnsələrɪ; -slərɪ/
noun (pl) -leries, -lories
1.
the building or room occupied by a chancellor's office
2.
the position, rank, or office of a chancellor
3.
(US)
  1. the residence or office of an embassy or legation
  2. the office of a consulate
4.
(Brit) another name for a diplomatic chancery
Word Origin
C14: from Anglo-French chancellerie, from Old French chancelierchancellor
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Word Origin and History for chancellery
n.

see chancery.

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