Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Lat An officer having charge of acta, public records, registers, journals or minutes; an officer who entered on record the acta or proceedings of a court; a clerk of court; a notary or actuary. Calvin. Lex. Jurid. See "Acta." This, and the similarly formed epithets a cancellis, A secretis, A libellis, were also anciently the titles of a chancellor, (cancellarius,) in the early history of that office. Spelman, "Cancellarius."