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Masters In Chancery

Concept of Masters in Chancery

Traditional meaning of masters in chancery [1] in the English common law history: Officers of the Court of Chancery, who took accounts, oaths, affidavits, and acknowledgments, made inquiries concerning facts, and discharged other ministerial duties. They were formerly the chief clerks, or proeceptores; see 19 IU. 131; 104 U. S. 420. Master of the Crown Office: the Queen’s coroner and prosecuting attorney in the K. B. Master of the Rolls: originally the chief of the Masters in Chancery, had the custody of the records and the rolls which pass under the great seal. Later, an assistant judge, holding a court of his own next inferior to that of the Lord Chancellor; see the entry on types of courts, 16.


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  1. Based on A concise law dictionary of words, phrases and maxims, “Masters in Chancery”, Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1911, United States. This term and/or definition may be absolete. It is also called the Stimson’s Law dictionary, based on a glossary of terms, included Masters in Chancery.

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