pipe roll


history an annual record of the accounts of a sheriff or other minister of the crown kept at the British Exchequer from the 12th to the 19th centuriesAlso called: the Great Roll of the Exchequer

Word Origin for pipe roll

C17: from pipe 1 and roll; perhaps from documents being rolled into a pipe shape
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