Meaning of “chancellor” in the English Dictionary

"chancellor" in British English

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chancellornoun [ 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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  • Last month's rise in inflation was described by the chancellor as only temporary.
  • Do you have any surprises for us in your budget this week, Chancellor?
  • Today the Chancellor of the university presented him with an honorary degree.
  • The German chancellor, Gerhard Schroeder, arrived for talks at Downing Street today.
  • If he is appointed to the post of university chancellor, his role will be mainly ceremonial.
chancellorship
noun [ S ] uk /ˈtʃɑːn.səl.ə.ʃɪp/ us /ˈtʃæn.səl.ɚ.ʃɪp/

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

"chancellor" in American English

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chancellornoun [ C ]

us /ˈtʃæn·sə·lər/

a person in a position of the highest or high rank, esp. in a government or university:

Helmut Kohl became the first chancellor of a united Germany in 1990.

(Definition of “chancellor” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"chancellor" in Business English

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chancellornoun [ C ]

uk /ˈtʃɑːnsər/ us
Chancellor

GOVERNMENT, FINANCE →  Chancellor of the Exchequer :

With news of profit losses across the nation, the chancellor is expected to cut interest rates.

GOVERNMENT a title used in some countries for an official position of high rank in a government, legal system, or university:

She was the first woman chancellor of Germany.
Chancellor Kohl
the vice-chancellor of the university
chancellorship
noun [ S ] /ˈtʃɑːnsələʃɪp/ /ˈtʃænsəlɚ-/

Debt increased massively during his chancellorship.

(Definition of “chancellor” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)