A senior official or administrator in charge of finance, administration, or another aspect of a university or country.
From middle english chanceller, from old french chancelier, from latin cancellarius "secretary of a court of justice", from cancelli "grating, lattice" (because such a person sat behind a lattice screen in court), later "chancellor".
- The chancellor of the university was known for her innovative ideas and reforms.
- The new chancellor was elected by the board of trustees.
- The chancellor of Germany is the head of government.
- The chancellor was praised for his handling of the budget crisis.
- The chancellor's address at the graduation ceremony was highly anticipated.