What does the word chancellor mean?

Usage examples for chancellor

  1. But since the Chancellor never holds court alone at the present day, such a question could come before him only in the Court of Appeal, the House of Lords, or the Judicial Committee, where he sits with other judges, who have no connection with the ministry. – The Government of England (Vol. I) by A. Lawrence Lowell
  2. Besides a Prince, a Serene Highness, an Arch- Chancellor, a grand officer of the Legion of Honour, he is also a Knight of the Prussian Black Eagle! – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  3. The grand- master, the cardinal, and the chancellor advanced to meet the young sovereign, who smiled to several of the maids of honor and replied to the remarks of a few courtiers more privileged than the rest. – Catherine de' Medici by Honore de Balzac