exchequer

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ex·che·quer

noun \ˈeks-ˌche-kər, iks-ˈ\

Definition of EXCHEQUER

1
capitalized :  a department or office of state in medieval England charged with the collection and management of the royal revenue and judicial determination of all revenue causes
2
capitalized :  a former superior court having jurisdiction in England and Wales primarily over revenue matters and now merged with King's Bench
3
often capitalized
a :  the department or office of state in Great Britain and Northern Ireland charged with the receipt and care of the national revenue
b :  the national banking account of this realm
4
:  treasury; especially :  a national or royal treasury
5
:  pecuniary resources :  funds

Examples of EXCHEQUER

  1. <their son would make beseeching requests for more money whenever his personal exchequer was getting low>

Origin of EXCHEQUER

Middle English escheker, from Anglo-French, chessboard, counting table, exchequer — more at checker
First Known Use: 14th century

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