In England, formerly, the highest court of judicature next to the Parliament, exercising jurisdiction at law, but chiefly in equity; but under the jurisdiction act of 1873 it became the chancery division of the High Court of Justice, and now exercises jurisdiction only in equity.
In the Unites States, a court of equity; equity; proceeding in equity.
The Chancery Division of the high court deals with property matters, wills, trusts and companies, and the expression refers to these areas of legal practice.
a court with jurisdiction in equity
a specific area of Law, normally associated with The Bar and relates to cases heard by the Chancery Division of the High Court. It involves business matters such as insolvency, equities, trusts, pensions and other finance related issues. Many important financial cases have been heard in the Chancery Division. The boundaries with work done by the Commercial Bar have blurred in recent years.
formerly the highest court of the land, to which many cases relating to property were taken
A court of equity. Historically, solicitors (not attorneys) argued in chancery court before a chancellor (not a judge). Chancery courts do not have juries.
n. A court of equity, as distinguished from a common-law court.