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The old English court in which the monarch's secretary, or Chancellor, began hearing lawsuits during the fourteenth century.

The decisions rendered there were based on conscience and fairness rather than on the strict common-law forms of action. In the United States, courts like the old chancery have been called courts of chancery or courts of equity.

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