[eks-chek-er, iks-chek-er] /ˈɛks tʃɛk ər, ɪksˈtʃɛk ər/
a treasury, as of a state or nation.
Informal. one’s financial resources; funds:
I’d love to go, but the exchequer is a bit low.
(formerly) an English civil court where Crown revenue cases were tried Also called Exchequer
(often capital) (government) (in Britain and certain other countries) the accounting department of the Treasury, responsible for receiving and issuing funds
(informal) personal funds; finances
See Court of Exchequer
c.1300, from Anglo-French escheker “a chessboard,” from Old French eschequier, from Medieval Latin scaccarium “chess board” (see check (n.1); also cf. checker (n.2)).
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, and which apparently reminded people of a chess board. Respelled with an -x- based on the mistaken belief that it originally was a Latin ex- word.
noun 1. a body, especially a military one, convened to hear complaints relating to personal honor. 2. Philately. a noncompetitive exhibit of outstanding stamps forming part of a large exhibition. noun 1. the planning body of a girl-scout troop, composed of patrol leaders, the troop scribe, the troop treasurer, and the adult troop leader. 2. […]
noun 1. a military board or agency created to investigate and report on certain military matters, as an accusation against an officer. noun 1. (Brit) a group of people appointed to investigate the causes of a disaster, accident, etc 2. a military court set up to inquire into a military matter such as a failure […]
- Court of justiciary
noun 1. short for High Court of Justiciary
noun 1. a duly instituted organ of the government that administers justice, whether on the basis of legislation, previous court decisions, or other authoritative services. 2. a court administering the rules developed by such organs as distinguished from the rules and principles developed and administered in courts of equity.