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Definition of Exchequer


  1. One of the superior courts of law; -- so called from a checkered cloth, which covers, or formerly covered, the table.
  2. The department of state having charge of the collection and management of the royal revenue. [Eng.] Hence, the treasury; and, colloquially, pecuniary possessions in general; as, the company's exchequer is low.
  3. To institute a process against (any one) in the Court of Exchequer.

Exchequer Translations

exchequer in French is fisc
exchequer in German is Kasse, Fiskus
exchequer in Italian is forziere
exchequer in Spanish is fisco
exchequer in Swedish is skattkammare