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CHAFEWAX, Eng, law. An officer in chancery who fits the wax for sealing, to the writs, commissions and other. instruments then made to be issued out. He is probably so called because he warms (chaufe) the wax.
A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.