Meaning of “chancellery” in the English Dictionary

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"chancellery" in British English

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chancellerynoun [ C ]

uk /ˈtʃɑːn.səl.ər.i/ us /ˈtʃæn.səl.ɚ.i/ also chancery

Examples from literature

  • Far away, in the chancelleries of Europe, and, not so far away, in the big government buildings in the West End of London, the statesmen were even then making their last effort to avert war. 
  • In the Allied chancelleries anxious groups were gathered. 
  • In the Allied chancelleries there was fear of a treacherous separate peace between Russia and Germany. 
  • Johan is then busy with his despatches and shut up in the chancellery. 

(Definition of “chancellery” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)