CHANCERchancer (chan-s[schwa]r), vb. To adjust according to equitable principles, as a court of chancery would. ? The practice arose in parts of New England when the courts had no equity jurisdiction, and were compelled to act on equitable principles.
¡°The practice of ¡®chancering¡¯ is a very old one. A forfeiture could be ¡®chancered¡¯ under a law of 1699…. Adjudged cases in 1630¨C1692 may be found in the Records of the Court of Assistants of Massachusetts Bay Colony. The early laws of Massachusetts provided for ¡®chancering¡¯ the forfeiture of any penal bond…. In Rhode Island an act of 1746 provided for ¡®chancerizing¡¯ the forfeiture ¡®where any penalty is forfeited, or conditional estate recovered, or equity of redemption sued for, whether judgment is confessed or otherwise obtained.¡¯ ¡± 1 John Bouvier, Bouvier’s Law Dictionary 456¨C57 (8th ed. 1914).
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