chancellor of the exchequer
Usage: often capitalized C&E Date: 1535 a member of the British cabinet in charge of the public income and expenditure

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  • Chancellor of the Exchequer — Arms of Her Majesty s Government Her Majesty s Treasury …   Wikipedia

  • Chancellor of the exchequer — Exchequer Ex*cheq uer, n. [OE. escheker, OF. eichekier, fr. LL. scaccarium. See {Checker}, {Chess}, {Check}.] 1. One of the superior courts of law; so called from a checkered cloth, which covers, or formerly covered, the table. [Eng.] [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chancellor of the Exchequer — Chan‧cel‧lor of the Ex‧cheq‧uer [ˌtʆɑːnslər əv ði ɪksˈtʆekə ǁ ˌtʆænslər əv ði ɪksˈtʆekər] also Chancellor noun Chancellors of the Exchequer PLURALFORM [countable usually singular] ECONOMICS JOBS the British government minister in charge of… …   Financial and business terms

  • Chancellor of the exchequer — Chancellor Chan cel*lor, n. [OE. canceler, chaunceler, F. chancelier, LL. cancellarius chancellor, a director of chancery, fr. L. cancelli lattices, crossbars, which surrounded the seat of judgment. See {Chancel}.] A judicial court of chancery,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chancellor of the Exchequer —    The Chancellor is the title held by the Cabinet minister who controls HM Treasury and is responsible for all economic and financial matters. He (all Chancellors to date have been men) also has oversight of public spending across government… …   Glossary of UK Government and Politics

  • Chancellor of the Exchequer — n. the minister of finance in the British government, a member of the Cabinet …   English World dictionary

  • Chancellor of the Exchequer — ► NOUN ▪ the finance minister of the United Kingdom …   English terms dictionary

  • Chancellor of the Exchequer — Schatzkanzler (engl. Chancellor of the Exchequer) ist die Bezeichnung für das britische Regierungsmitglied, das die Treasury (das Finanz und Wirtschaftsministerium) leitet. Da ihm ein Verantwortungsbereich zugeordnet ist, der in anderen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Chancellor of the Exchequer — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms Chancellor of the Exchequer : singular Chancellor of the Exchequer plural Chancellors of the Exchequer the member of the British government who is responsible for taxes and for deciding how the government… …   English dictionary

  • Chancellor of the Exchequer — noun the British cabinet minister responsible for finance • Syn: ↑Chancellor • Hypernyms: ↑cabinet minister • Member Holonyms: ↑British Cabinet * * * noun, pl Chancellors of the Exchequer [count] : an official in the British government who is in… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Chancellor of the Exchequer — Chancellors of the Exchequer N COUNT The Chancellor of the Exchequer is the minister in the British government who makes decisions about finance and taxes …   English dictionary

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