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Definition of Inns of Chancery in English:
(In the UK) the buildings in London formerly used as hostels for law students.
- The first Crusade began in 1095; by the middle of the next century there were three famous schools or inns in London, attached to churches, pre-dating the Inns of Court, the Inns of Chancery and the earliest colleges in Oxford.
- Grammar-school boys might also go, either directly or after university, to one of the eight Inns of Chancery or the four Inns of Court, where barristers were trained and worked.
- At some later stage some of these Inns of Chancery became attached to one of the four Inns of Court.
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