- (often initial capital letter) the governmental department in charge of the public revenues.
- (formerly) an office administering the royal revenues and determining all cases affecting them.
- (initial capital letter)Also called Court of Exchequer. an ancient common-law court of civil jurisdiction in which cases affecting the revenues of the crown were tried, now merged in the King's Bench Division of the High Court.
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The United Kingdom’s chancellor of the exchequer has been the fastest rising star in the Tory party with clear eyes on No.25 Rising Stars to Track in 2021|Daniel Malloy|December 20, 2020|Ozy
A video of George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer... skipping rope.Politicians Jumping Rope Look About as Awkward as You'd Expect|Justin Green|February 28, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It's written by the wife of the man likely to be Britain's next chancellor of the Exchequer.A Political Wife's Tell-All|Anne McElvoy|June 6, 2009|DAILY BEAST
A British prime minister feuding with his chancellor of the exchequer.The Bitter Feud on Downing Street|Stryker McGuire|March 29, 2009|DAILY BEAST
Gordon Brown loved being Chancellor of the Exchequer, because finance is the one thing he really knows about.The Unlikely Hero|Peter Oborne|October 13, 2008|DAILY BEAST
But the continual drafts had kept ever in advance of the receipts, draining the exchequer—crippling its faculties.
If it pleased the godly it was a god-send for Bunn whose exchequer it filled to repletion.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham|Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
The prime-minister, the chancellor of the exchequer, two other members of the cabinet, and an ambassador were his companions.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
He was the inventor of Exchequer Bills; and they were popularly called Montague's notes.
He had been ordered by the Commissioners of the Excise to pay ten thousand pounds into the Exchequer for the public service.