chancery chancery  /ˈtʃæn sə ri/


  1. (n) a court with jurisdiction in equity
  2. (n) an office of archives for public or ecclesiastic records; a court of public records


  1. Dearden replaced his centralized chancery office with 25 regional vicariates, which will take care of the needs of the archdiocese's 1,500,000 Catholics.
  2. Though the chancery in Buenos Aires gave no explanation, it was plain enough that the priest's criticisms had become embarrassing to the Cardinal Primate.
  3. So far, his chancery has issued only one brief instruction on Mass revisions, and at least one parish will make no changes at all until next spring.


  1. Lisa Howe, LGBT activists appeal for 'day in court' after case dismissed

    Case, involving former Belmont women’s soccer coach, was dismissed from Chancery Court last year   More
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Nashville City Paper

  2. Black Creek Mountain lawsuit cut back

    A Chancery Court filing has trimmed and focused a lawsuit against Chattanooga, Hamilton County and the Industrial Development Board that alleges the three inappropriately agreed to pay $9 million in public money to the developer of Black Creek Mountain as part of a tax increment financing deal.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press

  3. Grandparents’ visitation blocked by appeals court

    A chancery judge was wrong to grant grandparents visitation rights with their daughter’s two children, the Mississippi Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday.
    on June 6, 2013     Source: Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal


  1. "The situation as it stands now, is that there are some number of Serbian citizens who are on part of the embassy compound, in the consular building area," McCormack said. "The embassy staff is not at the chancery or at the embassy. The only...
    on Feb 22, 2008 By: Sean McCormack Source: Indian Muslims

  2. "Mr. Bordis has more than 20 years of experience working in Chancery Courts, which gives him the needed insight to preside over District 16," Barbour said in a news release announcing the appointment. "He will be a valuable asset to the...
    on Feb 20, 2009 By: Haley Barbour Source: Jackson Clarion Ledger

  3. In a statement issued this afternoon, Bredesen said, "Richard Dinkins has developed extensive experience in his career with the Davidson County Chancery Court and in the private sector, and I am confident that he will serve the Tennessee Court of...
    on Jan 11, 2008 By: Phil Bredesen Source: Nashville Post (registration)

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