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See also: Exchequer
- exchecker (obsolete)
From Middle English escheker, from Anglo-Norman escheker (“chessboard”); from Medieval Latin scaccarium. This is because the cloth on which the exchequer counted money was chequered like a chessboard.
- IPA(key): /ɛksˈt͡ʃɛ.kɚ/, /ɪksˈt͡ʃɛ.kɚ/, enPR: ĕks-chĕk'-ər, iks-chĕk'-ər
Audio (Southern England) (file)
exchequer (plural exchequers)
treasury — see treasury
- (transitive) To proceed against (a person) in the Court of Exchequer.