chancellor of the exchequer

noun phrase

often capitalized C&E
: a member of the British cabinet in charge of the public income and expenditure

Examples of chancellor of the exchequer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Similarly, for a while, George Osbourne, former chancellor of the exchequer (finance chief) for the U.K. government, took a role as a senior adviser to the giant U.S.-based fund management company Black Rock. Simon Constable, Fox News, 21 Jan. 2024 In mid-February 2020, Johnson, having won his landslide, rewarded Sunak by appointing him chancellor of the exchequer. Dominic Green, Washington Examiner, 12 Jan. 2024 The current prime minister, Rishi Sunak, is also facing tough questions for his performance, as finance minister, or chancellor of the exchequer, during the pandemic. William Booth, Washington Post, 6 Dec. 2023 As the country’s political and economic uncertainty begins to settle, its predictability could become its strong suit, according to the chancellor of the exchequer, Jeremy Hunt. Prarthana Prakash, Fortune, 22 Sep. 2023 George Osborne, the chancellor of the exchequer, told voters that leaving would wreck the British economy. Anand Menon, Foreign Affairs, 16 Oct. 2017 Sunak, the former chancellor of the exchequer, says those measures would take too long to implement and wouldn’t help enough of those most in need. Reed Landberg,, 7 Aug. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1535, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of chancellor of the exchequer was in 1535

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“Chancellor of the exchequer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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