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ex·cheq·uer

 (ĕks′chĕk′ər, ĭks-chĕk′ər)
n.
1. Exchequer The British governmental department charged with the collection and management of the national revenue.
2. Exchequer In Great Britain, the Court of Exchequer.
3. A treasury, as of a nation or organization.
4. Financial resources; funds.

[Alteration of Middle English escheker, from Old French eschequier, counting table, chessboard, from eschec, check; see check.]

exchequer

(ɪksˈtʃɛkə)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (often capital) government (in Britain and certain other countries) the accounting department of the Treasury, responsible for receiving and issuing funds
2. informal personal funds; finances
[C13 (in the sense: chessboard, counting table): from Old French eschequier, from eschec check]

Exchequer

(ɪksˈtʃɛkə)
n

ex•cheq•uer

(ˈɛks tʃɛk ər, ɪksˈtʃɛk ər)

n.
1. a treasury, as of a state or nation.
2. (in Great Britain)
a. (often cap.) the governmental department in charge of the public revenues.
b. (formerly) an office administering the royal revenues and determining all cases affecting them.
c. (cap.) an ancient common-law court trying cases affecting crown revenues: now merged with King's Bench.
3. Informal. financial resources; funds.
[1250–1300; Middle English escheker, eschequier < Old French eschequier chessboard, counting table. See checker1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.exchequer - the funds of a government or institution or individualexchequer - the funds of a government or institution or individual
public treasury, till, trough - a treasury for government funds
bursary - the treasury of a public institution or religious order
subtreasury - a subordinate treasury or place of deposit
fisc - a state treasury or exchequer or a royal treasury; originally the public treasury of Rome or the emperor's private purse
Translations
الخِزانَه ، بَيْت المالوزارةُ الماليَّه في إنْجِلْترا
finansministeriumStatskassen
államkincstárkincstárpénzügyminisztérium
fjármálaráîuneytiríkissjóîur
finansų ministerijaiždas
finansu ministrijavalsts kase
ministerstvo financiíštátny poklad

exchequer

[ɪksˈtʃekəʳ] N (= government department) → hacienda f, tesoro m; (= treasury funds) → fisco m, fondos mpl
the Exchequer (Brit) (Pol) → la Hacienda, el Fisco

Exchequer

[ɪksˈtʃɛkər] n (British) the Exchequer → l'Échiquier mle ministère m des Finances

exchequer

nFinanzministerium nt; (esp in GB) → Schatzamt nt; (inf, personal) → Finanzen pl (inf) ? chancellor

Exchequer

[ɪksˈtʃɛkəʳ] n the Exchequer (Brit) → il ministero delle Finanze

exchequer

(iksˈtʃekə) noun
1. the government department in charge of the nation's finances.
2. the national or public money supply.
References in classic literature ?
Poverty of the State exchequer causes an army to be maintained by contributions from a distance.
These works, which I owe to the high talents and disinterested zeal of the above distinguished authors, could not have been undertaken, had it not been for the liberality of the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury, who, through the representation of the Right Honourable the Chancellor of the Exchequer, have been pleased to grant a sum of one thousand pounds towards defraying part of the expenses of publication.
said the Jew, clasping his hands; ``I go but to seek the assistance of some brethren of my tribe to aid me to pay the fine which the Exchequer of the Jews*
But, as one reads in the columns of the Times newspaper every now and then, queer announcements from the Chancellor of the Exchequer, acknowledging the receipt of 50 pounds from A.
He was never seen on 'Change, nor at the Bank, nor in the counting-rooms of the "City"; no ships ever came into London docks of which he was the owner; he had no public employment; he had never been entered at any of the Inns of Court, either at the Temple, or Lincoln's Inn, or Gray's Inn; nor had his voice ever resounded in the Court of Chancery, or in the Exchequer, or the Queen's Bench, or the Ecclesiastical Courts.
To prevent the exchequer from being defrauded, let all public money be delivered out openly in the face of the whole city, and let copies of the accounts be deposited in the different wards tribes, and divisions.
He became Treasurer of the Exchequer, Speaker of the House of Commons, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, and last of all Lord Chancellor of England.
For his errand at Torwood Park was a political one; it was the place of appointment named by no less a person than the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir Howard Horne, then introducing his so-called Socialist budget, and prepared to expound it in an interview with so promising a penman.
And then Colin Campbell cam' in again, and had the upper-hand before the Barons of Exchequer.
He represented to the emperor "the low condition of his treasury; that he was forced to take up money at a great discount; that exchequer bills would not circulate under nine per cent.
Out of that five millions the small tyrant tried to keep an army of ten thousand men, pay all the hundreds of useless Grand Equerries in Waiting, First Grooms of the Bedchamber, Lord High Chancellors of the Exploded Exchequer, and all the other absurdities which these puppy-kingdoms indulge in, in imitation of the great monarchies; and in addition he set about building a white marble palace to cost about five millions itself.
Gordon Jones, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, was an interesting, almost an historical sight.