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EtymologyEdit

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.

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

exchequer (plural exchequers)

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

Derived termsEdit

  • Exchequer (The UK government treasury department)

TranslationsEdit

VerbEdit

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.