Exchequer

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Noun

Exchequer (plural Exchequers)
  1. a treasury
  2. an available fund of money, especially one for a specific purpose

Thesaurus

Fort Knox, Swiss bank account, archives, armory, arsenal, assets, attic, balance, bank, bank account, basement, bay, bin, bonded warehouse, bookcase, bottom dollar, box, budget, bunker, bursary, buttery, cargo dock, cash register, cash reserves, cashbox, cellar, checking account, chest, closet, coffer, coin box, command of money, conservatory, crate, crib, cupboard, depository, depot, dock, drawer, dump, finances, fisc, fund, funds, glory hole, godown, gold depository, hold, hutch, kitty, library, life savings, locker, lumber room, lumberyard, magasin, magazine, means, money chest, moneys, nest egg, pecuniary resources, penny bank, piggy bank, pocket, pool, pork barrel, public crib, public till, public treasury, public trough, purse, rack, repertory, repository, reserves, reservoir, resources, rick, safe, safe-deposit box, savings, savings account, shelf, stack, stack room, stock room, storage, store, storehouse, storeroom, strong room, strongbox, substance, subtreasury, supply base, supply depot, tank, till, treasure, treasure house, treasure room, treasure-house, treasury, unregistered bank account, vat, vault, warehouse, wherewithal, wine cellar

Etymology

From Anglo-Norman escheker (chessboard); from Medieval Latin scaccarium. This is because the grid on which the exchequer counted money resembled a chessboard.

Pronunciation

  • enPR: ěksʹ.chě'.k@`, IPA: /ˈɛksˌʧɛ.kɚ/
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