exchequer

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Anglo-Norman escheker (chessboard); from Medieval Latin scaccarium. This is because the cloth on which the exchequer counted money resembled a chessboard.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: ěksʹ.chě'.k@`, IPA(key): /ˈɛksˌt͡ʃɛ.kɚ/

Noun[edit]

exchequer (plural exchequers)

  1. a treasury
  2. an available fund of money, especially one for a specific purpose