Court of Exchequer

Definitions

  • 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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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
From root of check, checker.

Usage

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
Postman and tubman of Exchequer Court, 490.
"Notes and Queries, Index of Volume 5, January-June, 1852" by Various
The king insisted upon his answering in the court of exchequer.
"View of the State of Europe during the Middle Ages, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Henry Hallam
The case was argued in the court of exchequer, and was there decided in favour of the crown.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 5" by Various
In Canada there is a Court of Exchequer for the Dominion.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
Sir Edward Hall Alderson, Baron of her Majesty's Court of Exchequer.
"Norfolk Annals A Chronological Record of Remarkable Events in the Nineteeth Century, Vol. 2" by Charles Mackie
He ordained also his counsaile of State, his Chancery, his Exchequer, his Courts of Iustice, which alwaies remoued with his Court.
"The Lives of the III Normans, Kings of England: William the First, William the Second, Henrie the First" by John Hayward
Other sons were: Heneage Legge (1704-1759), judge of the court of exchequer; Henry Legge (q.v.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 9" by Various
View of the Court of Exchequer.
"Journal and Letters of Philip Vickers Fithian: A Plantation Tutor of the Old Dominion, 1773-1774." by Philip Vickers Fithian
In the Court of Exchequer, this term is used to denote one of that class of paupers who enjoy the royal bounty.
"An Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language" by John Jamieson
In 1867 he was made "postman" of the court of exchequer, and in 1869 became a Q.C.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 2" by Various
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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