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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Exchak(k)er, Exchek(k)er, n. Also: exchacher, -chackor, -chaquer, -chaqre; exche(i)cker, -che(k)quer, -cheqker, -chequor. [e.m.E. exchequer, late ME. excheker, earlier eschequer, escheker (a 1300), AF. escheker, OF. eschequier. In 17 c. Sc. from English, replacing the earlier chakker Chekker n.] The royal exchequer.(a) 1600-1610 Melvill 5.
The quhilk [stipend] be … dyvers actions of pley befor the Lords of Sessioun and Exchacker … he haid augmented
1611 Lett. & St. P. Jas. VI 203.
Allowitt be the Loirdis of ȝowr maiesties Exchaker to the thesawrer
1641 Acts V. 577/2.
The letter of take maid and set … with consent of … the remainent lordis of exchaker
1664 Lamont Diary 217.
Ther levy money was 40 ss. sterling a piece out of the exchaker
1668 Bk. Old Edinb. C. V. 141.
Gentellman vssher to his majesties exchaquer
1674 Ib. VI. 125.
Usher to the exchackor
attrib. 1634 Peebles Gleanings 175.
I was directit … to mak the exchaker cowmpt
(b) 1615 Grant Chart. 315.
Registrat in the bookis of our souerane lordis exchecker
1625 Melrose P. 590.
Sir Robert Pye, Auditor of the Exchequor
1628 Ann. Banff I. 60.
The fourtie pundis addebtit to the exchekker
1636 Mun. Univ. Glasg. I. 255.
That … this our band be registrat in the … bookes of excheicker
1643 Red Bk. Menteith II. 67.
These presentes (being registrat in the buikes of our Exchekquer) shal be vnto yow sufficient warrand
1694 Annandale Corr. 85.
The king said … that he would signe this night a letter to the Excheqker
attrib. 1627 Orkney Rentals App. 103.
In the Excheker hous within the palace of Halyrudehous

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