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pipe roll

  1. 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
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Word Origin

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

  • Moreover, the Pipe-Roll of 1130 cannot be harmonized with their pedigree.

    Feudal England -- Historical Studies On The Eleventh And Twelfth Centuries

    J.H. Round

  • One would say the man was cut out for the Pipe-roll or the Record Office.'

    Blood Royal

    Grant Allen

  • The quotation from the Pipe-roll of John is founded on a mistake.