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

Word History

First Known Use

1698, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of first lord of the treasury was in 1698

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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 7 Dec. 2022.

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