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The annual records of the British Exchequer from the 12th to the 19th century.
- ‘The pipe rolls on which the exchequer entered details of royal revenue and expenditure reveal the pursuit of royal rights being pushed to the limit.’
- ‘The first surviving pipe roll for the financial year 1129-30 shows how the sheriffs and other royal officials were summoned to account at the Exchequer twice a year, at Easter and Michaelmas.’
- ‘An exchequer record, a pipe roll, tells almost nothing about those sums which were paid into and out of the chamber.’
- ‘Its name appears on a pipe roll, a medieval document that records accounts paid to the Government, dating from 1194.’
Probably so named because subsidiary documents were rolled in pipe form.
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From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.