court of exchequer

Court of Exchequer (eks-chek-[schwa]r oreks-chek-[schwa]r). Hist. A former English superior court responsible primarily for adjudicating disputes about the collection of public revenue. • In 1873 it became the Exchequer Division of the High Court of Justice. In 1881 that Division was merged into the Queen’s Bench Division. See QUEEN’S BENCH DIVISION. Cf. CHAMBER OF ACCOUNTS.
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