exchequer vs treasury what difference

what is difference between exchequer and treasury

English

Alternative forms

  • exchecker (obsolete)

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɛksˈt͡ʃɛ.kɚ/, /ɪksˈt͡ʃɛ.kɚ/, enPR: ĕks-chĕk’-ər, iks-chĕk’-ər

Noun

exchequer (plural exchequers)

  1. A treasury.
  2. An available fund of money, especially one for a specific purpose.

Derived terms

  • Exchequer (The UK government treasury department)

Translations

Verb

exchequer (third-person singular simple present exchequers, present participle exchequering, simple past and past participle exchequered)

  1. (transitive) To proceed against (a person) in the Court of Exchequer.


English

Etymology

From Middle English tresorie, from Old French tresorie, from tresor (treasure), from Latin thēsaurus (treasure), from Ancient Greek θησαυρός (thēsaurós, treasure house). Compare French trésorerie.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈtɹɛʒəɹi/

Noun

treasury (plural treasuries)

  1. A place where treasure is stored safely.
  2. A place where state or royal money and valuables are stored.
  3. Abbreviation of treasury department.
  4. A collection of artistic or literary works.
  5. (obsolete) A treasure.
    • 1598, John Marston, The Scourge of Villanie
      His neighbours swear he’ll swell with treasury

Derived terms

Related terms

  • thesaurus
  • treasure
  • treasurer

Descendants

  • Hindi: तिजोरी (tijorī)
  • Marathi: तिजोरी (tijorī)

Translations

Further reading

  • treasury in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • treasury in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
  • treasury at OneLook Dictionary Search

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