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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.

Synonyms:

treasury.

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