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receiver general

noun, plural receivers general.
  1. a public official in charge of the government's treasury.
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Origin of receiver general

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50
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Historical Examples

  • During these eight days Mr. Receiver-General had begun to trim his sails.

    The Little Manx Nation - 1891

    Hall Caine

  • 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.

  • Then he took a purse with the air and grace of a receiver-general.

    Rookwood

    William Harrison Ainsworth