Etymology
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chancery (n.)

c. 1300, "chancellorship;" late 14c., "court of the Lord Chancellor of England," contracted from chancellery (c. 1300), from Old French chancelerie (12c.), from Medieval Latin cancellaria (see chancellor). As in "Bleak House."

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Definitions of chancery

chancery (n.)
a court with jurisdiction in equity;
Synonyms: court of chancery
chancery (n.)
an office of archives for public or ecclesiastic records; a court of public records;
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