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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lord commissioner of the treasury

Definition of lord commissioner of the treasury

: one of the lords commissioners who perform the duties of the former office of lord high treasurer of England — see first lord of the treasury

lord of the treasury

Definition of lord of the treasury


the Treasury Department

noun

Definition of the Treasury Department

: the government department that is in charge of handling a country's money

Word by Word Definitions

treasury play
  1. : a place in which stores of wealth are kept

  2. : the place of deposit and disbursement of collected funds

  3. : funds kept in such a depository

department play
  1. : a distinct sphere : province

  2. : a category consisting especially of a measurable activity or attribute

  3. : a functional or territorial division: such as


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