chan·cel·ler·y or chan·cel·lor·y (chănsə-lə-rē, -slə-rē)
n. pl. chan·cel·ler·ies or chan·cel·lor·ies
1. The rank or position of a chancellor.
a. The office or department of a chancellor.
b. The building in which such an office or department is located.
3. The official place of business of an embassy or consulate.
[Middle English chancelrie, from Old French chancelerie, from chancelier, chancellor; see CHANCELLOR.]
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