The definition of a chancellor is a political leader, a senior state or legal official, or the head of a university.(noun)
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Origin: ME < chanceler < OFr < LL cancellarius, secretary, lit., keeper of the barrier: so called from the lattice behind which he worked: see cancel
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noun Abbr. C.
Origin: Middle English chaunceler
Origin: , from Old French chancelier
Origin: , from Late Latin cancellārius, doorkeeper
Origin: , from Latin cancellī, bars, latticework; see cancel.
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