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the Exchequer

noun ( also exchequer)
 
 
/ɪksˈtʃekər/ ( abbreviation Exch)
GOVERNMENT in Britain and some other countries, the government department that is responsible for the country's finances, including tax levels and how much money the government can spend: Cuts in duty will cost the Exchequer £1.75 billion. The industry claims it contributes to the Irish exchequer because it generates employment and wealth. →  See also Chancellor of the Exchequer
Translations of “the Exchequer”
in Chinese (Traditional) (英國等國的)財政部…
in Chinese (Simplified) (英国等国的)财政部…
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