exchequer

Definitions:

  • The British governmental department charged with the collection and management of the national revenue.
  • In Great Britain, the Court of Exchequer.
  • A treasury, as of a nation or organization.
  • Financial resources; funds.
  • To sue in the Court of Exchequer.
  • [<em>capitalized</em>] In England, an ancient court or tribunal, more fully designated the <em>Court of Exchequer</em>, in which all causes affecting the revenues of the crown were tried and decided.
  • [<em>capitalized</em>] In Scotland, a court of similar nature and history, abolished in 1857.
  • [<em>capitalized</em>] In the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, that department of the government which has charge of all matters relating to the public revenue of the kingdom, the head of which is called the Chancellor of the Exchequer. See <internalXref urlencoded="chancellor">chancellor</internalXref>, 3 .
  • A state treasury: as, the war drained the <em>exchequer.</em>
  • Pecuniary resources; finances: as, my <em>exchequer</em> was getting low. [Colloq.]
  • To institute a process against (any one) in the Court of Exchequer.
  • One of the superior courts of law; -- so called from a checkered cloth, which covers, or formerly covered, the table.
  • The department of state having charge of the collection and management of the royal revenue. [Eng.] Hence, the treasury; and, colloquially, pecuniary possessions in general.
  • See under <er>Baron</er>.
  • See under <er>Chancellor</er>.
  • bills of money, or promissory bills, issued from the exchequer by authority of Parliament; a species of paper currency emitted under the authority of the government, and bearing interest.
  • None
  • a <xref>treasury</xref>
  • an available <xref>fund</xref> of <xref>money</xref>, especially one for a specific purpose
  • the funds of a government or institution or individual
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