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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 for pipe roll
C17: from pipe 1 and roll; perhaps from documents being rolled into a pipe shape
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How to use pipe roll in a sentence
A gild at Lideford is mentioned in 1180, and the pipe roll of 1195 records a grant for the reestablishment of the market.
Earl Randulf, first of his name, appears as deceased in the Pipe Roll of 1130.
The sole remaining Pipe Roll of his reign only records a payment of 17 0s.Memorials of Old London|Various
In the Pipe Roll for 1188 it is called Newgate, and it was then already a prison.London Before the Conquest|W. R. Lethaby
Moreover, the Pipe-Roll of 1130 cannot be harmonized with their pedigree.