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1In the Spanish Netherlands: (the title of) a senior chancery official.
2In France: (the title of) a chancery official whose responsibilities included auditing letters patent prior to sealing and collecting fees payable on these.
Late 16th century. Probably partly from Middle French, French audiencier chancery official whose responsibilities included auditing letters patent prior to sealing and collecting fees payable on these, senior chancery official originally employed by the Duke of Burgundy, later in the Spanish Netherlands from audience + -ier;.
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