Exchequer

Definition of Exchequer

Ex`cheq´uer
n.1.One of the superior courts of law; - so called from a checkered cloth, which covers, or formerly covered, the table.
2.The department of state having charge of the collection and management of the royal revenue. [Eng.] Hence, the treasury; and, colloquially, pecuniary possessions in general; as, the company's exchequer is low.
Barons of the exchequer
See under Baron.
Chancellor of the exchequer
See under Chancellor.
Exchequer bills
(Eng.) bills of money, or promissory bills, issued from the exchequer by authority of Parliament; a species of paper currency emitted under the authority of the government, and bearing interest.
v. t.1.To institute a process against (any one) in the Court of Exchequer.
[imp. & p. p. Exchequered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Exchequering.]

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