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 was chequered like a chessboard.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɛksˈt͡ʃɛ.kɚ/, /ɪksˈt͡ʃɛ.kɚ/, enPR: ĕks-chĕk'-ər, iks-chĕk'-ər

Noun[edit]

exchequer (plural exchequers)

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

Derived terms[edit]

  • Exchequer (The UK government treasury department)

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Verb[edit]

exchequer (third-person singular simple present exchequers, present participle exchequering, simple past and past participle exchequered)

  1. (transitive) To proceed against (a person) in the Court of Exchequer.