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Definition of "exchequer" []

  • The British governmental department charged with the collection and management of the national revenue. (noun)
  • In Great Britain, the Court of Exchequer. (noun)
  • A treasury, as of a nation or an organization. (noun)
  • Financial resources; funds. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "exchequer" in a sentence
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  • "The chancellor of the exchequer, which is like the secretary of the treasury Gordon Brown, is a rival for power, and he's available as another possible prime minister."
  • "Mexicans, and a grand opera-house is in course of construction out of the national exchequer, which is designed to bear comparison with that of Paris."