- a public official in charge of the government's treasury.
Origin of receiver general
late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50
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Examples from the Web for receiver general
During these eight days Mr. Receiver-General had begun to trim his sails.
So now Mr. Receiver-General used this act of love against her.
From the place of Receiver-General he was promoted to the place of Governor.
More than this, it appointed a Receiver-General, to keep the public money of the province.The Siege of Boston
Then he took a purse with the air and grace of a receiver-general.Rookwood
William Harrison Ainsworth