What does the word exchequer mean?

Usage examples for exchequer

  1. He seems to have had little schooling, but was put to work as soon as he was old enough to contribute something toward the family exchequer. – American Men of Mind by Burton E. Stevenson
  2. The exchequer was about as low as it well could be, and I was glad enough to take a place in the chorus of a summer company at eight dollars a week,- not a great deal, to be sure, but I got it, such as it was. – Famous Prima Donnas by Lewis Clinton Strang
  3. One of them was the Star Chamber, in which the Star Chamber Court was held: one was the Exchequer Chamber: St. Stephen's Chapel was the House of Commons; and the House of Lords sat in the Old Court of Bequests. – The History of London by Walter Besant