- *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. 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