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Topic: LAW

Date: 1300-1400
Origin: chancellery

chancery

noun
     
chan‧ce‧ry [singular]
1 especially British EnglishPG a government office that collects and stores official papers
2SCL the part of the British system of law courts which deals with equity
3PG the offices of an official representative of a foreign country [= chancellery]
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