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Lord High Treasurer

Concept of Lord High Treasurer

Traditional meaning of Lord High Treasurer [1] in the English common law history: Formerly, the chief treasurer of England, who had charge of the moneys in the Exchequer, the Chancellor of the Exchequer being under him. He appointed all revenue officers and escheators, and leased Crown lands. The office is obsolete, and his duties are now performed by the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury.


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  1. Based on A concise law dictionary of words, phrases and maxims, “Lord High Treasurer”, Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1911, United States. This term and/or definition may be absolete. It is also called the Stimson’s Law dictionary, based on a glossary of terms, included Lord High Treasurer.

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  • Article Name: Lord High Treasurer
  • Author: Willow Wright
  • Description: Concept of Lord High Treasurer Traditional meaning of Lord High Treasurer [1] in the English common law history: Formerly, [...]

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