What does exchequer mean?

Definitions for exchequer
ˈɛks tʃɛk ər, ɪksˈtʃɛk ərex·che·quer

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word exchequer.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. treasury, exchequernoun

    the funds of a government or institution or individual

Wiktionary

  1. exchequernoun

    a treasury

    Etymology: From escheker; from scaccarium. This is because the grid on which the exchequer counted money resembled a chessboard.

  2. exchequernoun

    an available fund of money, especially one for a specific purpose

    Etymology: From escheker; from scaccarium. This is because the grid on which the exchequer counted money resembled a chessboard.

  3. Exchequernoun

    the government department that collects and manages revenue

    Etymology: From escheker; from scaccarium. This is because the grid on which the exchequer counted money resembled a chessboard.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Exchequernoun

    one of the superior courts of law; -- so called from a checkered cloth, which covers, or formerly covered, the table

    Etymology: [OE. escheker, OF. eichekier, fr. LL. scaccarium. See Checker, Chess, Check.]

  2. Exchequernoun

    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

    Etymology: [OE. escheker, OF. eichekier, fr. LL. scaccarium. See Checker, Chess, Check.]

  3. Exchequerverb

    to institute a process against (any one) in the Court of Exchequer

    Etymology: [OE. escheker, OF. eichekier, fr. LL. scaccarium. See Checker, Chess, Check.]

Freebase

  1. Exchequer

    The Exchequer is a government department of the United Kingdom responsible for the management and collection of taxation and other government revenues. The historical Exchequer developed judicial roles. A similar office existed in Ireland during British rule from 1299 to 1877.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Exchequer

    eks-chek′ėr, n. a superior court which had formerly to do only with the revenue, but now also with common law, so named from the chequered cloth which formerly covered the table, and on which the accounts were reckoned.—v.t. to proceed against a person in the Court of Exchequer.—Exchequer bill, bill issued at the Exchequer, under the authority of acts of parliament, as security for money advanced to the government.—Chancellor of the Exchequer (see Chancellor); Court of Exchequer, originally a revenue court, became a division of the High Court of Justice in 1875, and is now merged in the Queen's Bench Division. [From root of check, checker.]

Etymology and Origins

  1. Exchequer

    The table of this Court was formerly covered with checkered cloth, so called from the Old French eschequier, chess board.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of exchequer in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of exchequer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of exchequer in a Sentence

  1. David Cameron:

    The increasing threat we face including from these so-called self-starting terrorists means that we should now go further in strengthening our capabilities, the Chancellor of the Exchequer will make an additional 130 million pounds available over the next two years including new funding to enhance our ability to monitor and disrupt these self-starting terrorists.

  2. Fergus Ewing:

    In order to prevent the premature decommissioning of fields there needs to be a clear signal sent to the operators, many of whom are headquartered in places like Houston and Calgary, that the UK government gets it, the UK needs to send a signal that it values the industry as an enormous contributor to Scotland and the UK, not as a giant cash machine for the exchequer when the times are good.

  3. Irungu Nyakera:

    We just have to come up with other creative ways of raising funds other than through the exchequer.

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