Posted on July 25, 2023

Delaware Chancery Court Changes “Master in Chancery” Title to “Magistrate in Chancery”

Rachel Sawicki, DPM, July 23, 2023

The Delaware Courts are adjusting some terminology with negative connotations to slavery.

The title of “Mastery in Chancery” will be changed to “Magistrate in Chancery.”


{snip} Although the title “Master in Chancery” has no link to that historical context, the Court of Chancery says they are sensitive to the title’s negative connotations and therefore proposed “Magistrate in Chancery” as a suitable and modern substitute title.