Chancery documents

*Chancery's records were recorded on *Charter Rolls, *Close Rolls, and *Letters Patent Rolls. In effect these rolls became the archive where copies of royal letters and writs were kept, a kind of public records office.

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  • Chancery — One of the two great offices of royal administration, the court of the lord *chancellor. Chancery was responsible for the writing of charters, and writs issued in the king s name. Orig. chancery formed part of the royal household; by the 13c, it… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Chancery (medieval office) — Chancery is a general term for a medieval writing office, responsible for the production of official documents.[1] The title of chancellor, for the head of the office, came to be held by important ministers in a number of states, and remains the… …   Wikipedia

  • Chancery Division — [Chancery Division] (also Chancery) (in Britain) the section of the ↑High Court of Justice which deals mainly with commercial cases such as company law, ↑patents ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • chancery — [chan′sər ē, chän′sər ē] n. pl. chanceries [ME chancerie, var. of chancelerie: see CHANCELLERY] 1. a division of the High Court of Justice in England and Wales, presided over by the Lord High Chancellor of England 2. a court of equity 3. the laws …   English World dictionary

  • Chancery, Diocesan — • That branch of administration which handles all written documents used in the official government of a diocese Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Chancery of Apostolic Briefs — The Chancery of Apostolic Briefs (also known as the Papal, Apostolic or Roman Chanc(ell)ery), is a former office of the Roman Curia, merged into the Congregation for Extraordinary Ecclesiastical Affairs by Pope Pius X on June 29, 1908 with the… …   Wikipedia

  • Chancery hand — English chancery hand. Facsimile letter from Henry V of England, 1418 …   Wikipedia

  • chancery — /chan seuh ree, chahn /, n., pl. chanceries. 1. the office or department of a chancellor; chancellery. 2. an office of public records, esp. those of the Lord Chancellor in England. 3. (in England) the Lord Chancellor s court, now a division of… …   Universalium

  • Chancery Division — (also Chancery) (in Britain) the section of the High Court of Justice which deals mainly with commercial cases such as company law, patents (= official documents that give people the right to make, use or sell an invention, and stop other people… …   Universalium

  • chancery — chan|cer|y [ tʃænsəri ] noun singular 1. ) LEGAL the part of law or a court of law that considers fairness and not just existing laws when making decisions 2. ) MAINLY BRITISH a government office where official documents are kept 3. ) Chancery a… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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