first lord of the treasury

Definition of first lord of the treasury

: the principal lord commissioner of the treasury whose office has only nominal official duties but is usually held by the British prime minister

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First Known Use of first lord of the treasury

1698, in the meaning defined above

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“First lord of the treasury.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/first%20lord%20of%20the%20treasury. Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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