- in process of litigation in a court of equity
- in an awkward or helpless situation
Other Word Forms of Chancery
Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Chancery
- in chancery
Origin of Chancery
French chancellerie, from Late Latin cancellaria, from Latin cancellarius, from cancellus (“lattice”) (English chancel), from cancelli (“grating, bars”) (from which cancel (“cross out (with lines, as in a latticework)”)), from the lattice-work that separated a section of a church or court.
Middle English chancerie alteration of chancelrie chancellery
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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