Definition of Inns of Chancery in English:

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Inns of Chancery

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plural noun

historical
(In the UK) the buildings in London formerly used as hostels for law students.
Example sentences
  • 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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