Meaning of chancery
Pronunciation: (chan'su-rē, chän'-), [key]
— pl. -cer•ies.
- the office or department of a chancellor; chancellery.
- an office of public records, esp. those of the Lord Chancellor in England.
- (in England) the Lord Chancellor's court, now a division of the High Court of Justice.
- Also calledcourt of chancery.a court having jurisdiction in equity; court of equity.
- equity (defs. 3a, b).
- the administrative office of a diocese.
- a department of the Curia Romana now having the responsibility for issuing bulls to establish new dioceses, benefices, etc.
- Law.in litigation in a court of chancery.
- Wrestling,Boxing.(of a contestant's head) held under an opponent's arm.
- in a helpless or embarrassing position.
- chancery (Thesaurus)