chancellor: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (chan'su-lur, -slur, chän'-), [key]
— n.
  1. the chief minister of state in certain parliamentary governments, as in Germany; prime minister; premier.
  2. the chief administrative officer in certain American universities.
  3. a secretary, as to a king or noble or of an embassy.
  4. the priest in charge of a Roman Catholic chancery.
  5. the title of various important judges and other high officials.
  6. (in some states of the U.S.) the judge of a court of equity or chancery.
  7. the honorary, nonresident, titular head of a university. Cf. vice-chancellor.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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