Meaning of exchequer
Pronunciation: (eks'chek-ur, iks-chek'ur), [key]
- a treasury, as of a state or nation.
- (in Great Britain)
- (often cap.) the governmental department in charge of the public revenues.
- (formerly) an office administering the royal revenues and determining all cases affecting them.
- (cap.) Also calledCourt of Exchequer.an ancient common-law court of civil jurisdiction in which cases affecting the revenues of the crown were tried, now merged in the King's Bench Division of the High Court.
- one's financial resources; funds: I'd love to go, but the exchequer is a bit low.
- exchequer (Thesaurus)