Etymology: chancellerie, cancellaria, from cancellarius. See chancellor, and chancellery.
- In England, formerly, the highest court of judicature next to the Parliament, exercising jurisdiction at law, but chiefly in equity; but under the jurisdiction act of 1873 it became the chancery division of the High Court of Justice, and now exercises jurisdiction only in equity.
- In the Unites States, a court of equity; equity; proceeding in equity.
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