Court of Exchequer


  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Court of Exchequer originally a revenue court, became a division of the High Court of Justice in 1875, and is now merged in the Queen's Bench Division
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
From root of check, checker.


In literature:

The Court of Exchequer and Court of Subsidies completed the Supreme Court of Justice, the Sovereign's Court.
"Scenes from a Courtesan's Life" by Honore de Balzac
The Court of Exchequer has once more stuck its nose into my affairs.
"The Nabob" by Alphonse Daudet
By and by the House rose, and then we parted, and I with Sir G. Carteret, and walked in the Exchequer Court, discoursing of businesses.
"Diary of Samuel Pepys, 1666" by Samuel Pepys
There were twelve common law justices of the Court of the King's Bench, Court of Common Pleas, and Court of the Exchequer.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
Appealed by the Government this decision was upheld by the Court of Exchequer in November.
"Great Britain and the American Civil War" by Ephraim Douglass Adams
Note further that to the Exchequer Judges are given special powers for the enforcement of any judgment of their Court.
"A Leap in the Dark" by A.V. Dicey
On one of the vellum leaves of which the Red Book of the Irish Exchequer is composed, there is depicted a pen and ink sketch of that court.
"Notes and Queries, Number 62, January 4, 1851" by Various
Penalty: damages of the parties and twenty pesos for the exchequer and court-rooms.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1803, Volume V., 1582-1583" by Various
Early in January, 1608, the Court of Exchequer decided against the validity of the conveyance.
"Sir Walter Ralegh" by William Stebbing
He appealed to the Court of Exchequer, and his case was argued before all the judges in 1591.
"Notes and Queries, Number 212, November 19, 1853" by Various

In poetry:

Is this the court of the Exchequer?
ALL. It is!
DEFENDANT (aside) Be firm, be firm, my pecker,
Your evil star's in the ascendant!
ALL. Who are you?
DEFENDANT. I'm the Defendant.
"Trial" by William Schwenck Gilbert