1. a deputy or assistant to someone bearing the title of chancellor
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Vice \Vice\, a. [Cf. F. vice-. See Vice, prep.]
Denoting one who in certain cases may assume the office or
duties of a superior; designating an officer or an office
that is second in rank or authority; as, vice president; vice
agent; vice consul, etc.
Vice admiral. [Cf. F. vice-amiral.]
(a) An officer holding rank next below an admiral. By the
existing laws, the rank of admiral and vice admiral in
the United States Navy will cease at the death of the
(b) A civil officer, in Great Britain, appointed by the lords
commissioners of the admiralty for exercising admiralty
jurisdiction within their respective districts.
Vice admiralty, the office of a vice admiral.
Vice-admiralty court, a court with admiralty jurisdiction,
established by authority of Parliament in British
possessions beyond the seas. --Abbott.
Vice chamberlain, an officer in court next in rank to the
lord chamberlain. [Eng.]
(a) (Law) An officer next in rank to a chancellor.
(b) An officer in a university, chosen to perform certain
duties, as the conferring of degrees, in the absence of
(c) (R. C. Ch.) The cardinal at the head of the Roman
Vice consul [cf. F. vice-consul], a subordinate officer,
authorized to exercise consular functions in some
particular part of a district controlled by a consul.
Vice king, one who acts in the place of a king; a viceroy.
Vice legate [cf. F. vice-l['e]gat], a legate second in rank
to, or acting in place of, another legate.
Vice presidency, the office of vice president.
Vice president [cf. F. vice-pr['e]sident], an officer next
in rank below a president.