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English definition of “chancellor”

chancellor

noun [C]     /ˈtʃɑːn.səl.ər/ US  /ˈtʃæn.səl.ɚ/
C2 a person in a position of the highest or high rank, especially in a government or university: Helmut Kohl became the first Chancellor of a united Germany in 1990. A former politician has been appointed Chancellor of the university.Leaders of national and regional governments chancellorship     /-ʃɪp/ noun [S] Leaders of national and regional governmentsUniversity and college education
(Definition of chancellor noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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