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chancellor

noun [C] uk   /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.
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chancellorship
noun [S] uk   /-ʃɪp/ us  
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