Chancellor (noun)

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".


  1. The chancellor of the university was known for her innovative ideas and reforms.
  2. The new chancellor was elected by the board of trustees.
  3. The chancellor of Germany is the head of government.
  4. The chancellor was praised for his handling of the budget crisis.
  5. The chancellor's address at the graduation ceremony was highly anticipated.
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