Definition of in chancery in English:

in chancery

phrase

informal
  • (of a boxer or wrestler) with their head held, contrary to the rules, between the opponent's arm and body and unable to avoid blows.

    • ‘His head was in chancery against the ropes’
    • ‘Throughout the fight, Greb displayed a tendency to wrestle, holding his opponent's head in chancery while he himself inflicted unfair punishment.’