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But for this change of study he might not have become the greatest of Chancellors of the Exchequer.

Near one, and I have an appointment with the Chancellor of the Exchequer.

But his letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer seemed to be merely foolish.

Thereby the solvency of the German exchequer would be moderately insured.

Talk of your Chancellors of the Exchequer and their problems!

His exchequer, as usual, was very low and the need for replenishing it was imperative.

The chair was occupied by an ex-Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Childers.

Five weeks without work had completely exhausted his exchequer.

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

The Chancellor of the Exchequer told me that he had been informed 200,000ℓ.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

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