in A Dictionary of English Manuscript Terminology 1450–2000
January 2008; p ublished online January 2011 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (History of the Book). 192 words.
The Exchequer in England, along with the Chancery, is one of the two most important departments of government involved in
in Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable
January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 72 words.
The title derives from the chequered cloth used for calculations. The Exchequer was originally the office or department that dealt
in Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages
January 2002; p ublished online January 2005 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 527 words.
The Exchequer undoubtedly existed from the reign of William Rufus († 1100), but is not known to our sources
in The Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins
January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 76 words.
In around 1300 an exchequer was ‘a chessboard’. The word came into English from Old French eschequier, which
in The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History
January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Law. 1349 words.
The Exchequer originated before 1100 as the department of state, presided over by the Lord High Treasurer, responsible for collection
in World Encyclopedia
P ublished online January 2004 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 64 words.
British minister responsible for national finances. The office evolved from the 13th-century clerk of the court of exchequer, assistant to