chancellery

[chan-suh-luh-ree, -sluh-ree, -suhl-ree, chahn-]
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; Middle English chancellerie < Anglo-French, equivalent to chanceller chancellor + -ie -y3

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chancellery or chancellory (ˈtʃɑːnsələrɪ, -slərɪ, ˈtʃɑːnsələrɪ, -slərɪ)
 
n , 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)
 a.  the residence or office of an embassy or legation
 b.  the office of a consulate
4.  (Brit) another name for a diplomatic chancery
 
[C14: from Anglo-French chancellerie, from Old French chancelierchancellor]
 
chancellory or chancellory
 
n
 
[C14: from Anglo-French chancellerie, from Old French chancelierchancellor]

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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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