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Exchequer

Overview page. Subjects: History.

A former English government department dealing with finance. The Normans created two departments dealing with finance. One was the Treasury, which received and paid out money on behalf of...

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Exchequer

Edited by Jonathan Law.

in A Dictionary of Law

June 2018; p ublished online June 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law. 21 words.

The department within Government that receives and controls the national revenue. See Chancellor of the Exchequer; Court of Exchequer

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Exchequer

Peter Beal.

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

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Exchequer

Jonathan Law and Elizabeth A. Martin.

in A Dictionary of Law

P ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law. 21 words.

n.

The department within Government that receives and controls the national revenue. See Chancellor of the Exchequer; Court of

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Exchequer

Edited by Susie Dent.

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

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Exchequer

Jean-Philippe Genet.

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

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exchequer

Julia Cresswell.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 76 words.

[ME]

In around 1300 an exchequer was ‘a chessboard’. The word came into English from Old French eschequier, which

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Exchequer

Christopher McNall.

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

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Exchequer

Overview page. Subjects: History.

A former English government department dealing with finance. The Normans created two departments dealing with finance. One was the Treasury, which received and paid out money on behalf of...

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exchequer / ~s <i>n</i>

David Crystal.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Original Shakespearean Pronunciation

March 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism. 12 words.

ɪksˈtʃekǝɹ, ek- / -z

sp exchequer6 / exchequers1

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chancellor of the exchequer

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

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