Chancellor etymology


English word chancellor comes from Latin cancer (A crab. A lattice, grid, or barrier. A tumor, cancer.)

Etymology of chancellor

Detailed word origin of chancellor

Dictionary entry Language Definition
cancer Latin (lat) A crab. A lattice, grid, or barrier. A tumor, cancer.
cancelli Latin (lat)
cancellarius Late Latin (LL)
cancellarius Latin (lat) Imprisoned (living or kept behind bars) A kind of porter, doorkeeper.. A secretary.
chancelier Old French (fro)
chaunceler Middle English (enm)
chancellor English (en) (Scotland) Foreman of a jury.. (UK) Chancellor of the Exchequer.. A judicial court of chancery, which in England and in the United States is distinctively a court with equity jurisdiction.. A record keeper for a diocese or equivalent religious area.. An important notary; a person in charge of some area of government, often justice or finance.. Head of a chancery.. The head of a university, [...]

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Descendants of cancer