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Word Example of - exchequer

    Example Sentences for exchequer

    I accordingly saw the Chancellor of the Exchequer at the earliest opportunity.

    It was by their suggestion that the king shut up the Exchequer.

    Talk of your Chancellors of the Exchequer and their problems!

    Herries was transferred from the exchequer to the mastership of the mint.

    The chancellor of the exchequer opened the budget on the 8th of May.

    There would be no taxes; and yet the Exchequer would be full to overflowing.

    Claiming the “third penny” of the county of Devon, he was refused by the exchequer as he did not claim in the name of an earl.

    Notice the piano—it has a look of coming and going, according to the exchequer.

    These were put under the justice of west Wales, whose chancery and exchequer were established at Carmarthen.

    After that, in the interest of the exchequer, its interference must not be perceptible.

Word Origin & History of - exchequer

    Word Origin & History

    exchequer c.1300, from Anglo-Fr. escheker "a chessboard," from M.L. scaccarium (see check). Its government financial sense began under the Norman kings of England and refers to a cloth divided in squares that covered a table on which accounts of revenue were reckoned with counters. Respelled with an -x- based on the mistaken belief that it was originally a L. ex- word.

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