Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
From the old English legal system, a chancellor is a judge who sits in what is called a chancery (equity) court. The chancellor has the power to order that something be done, as distinguished from ordering the defendant to pay damages. Almost all U.S. states' courts now combine chancery (equity) functions and law.
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:12 pm