Court of Chancery

Court of Chancery
A court administering equity and proceeding according to the forms and principles of equity. In England, prior to the Judicature Acts of 1925 (whereby the Court was superseded by the Chancery Division), the style of the court possessing the largest equitable powers and jurisdiction was the "High Court of Chancery." By the Supreme Court of Judicature Act, 1925, all three divisions of the High Court administer both law and equity.
See now, Supreme Court Act, 1981, No. 49. In some of the United States, the title "court of chancery" is applied to a court possessing general equity powers, distinct from the courts of law. Courts of chancery (equity courts) have been abolished by all states that have adopted Rules of Civil Procedure.

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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