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chancellor

Noun

1 the person who is head of state (in several countries) [syn: premier, prime minister]
2 the honorary or titular head of a university

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English

Etymology

chaunceler< chancelier < cancellarius, a director of chancery < cancelli lattices, crossbars, which surrounded the seat of judgment. See chancel.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) /ˈʧɑːnsələ/, /"tSA:ns@l@/
  • (US) /ˈʧænsəlɚ/, /tS

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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