Definition of Chancellor of the Exchequer in US English:

Chancellor of the Exchequer

noun

  • The finance minister of the United Kingdom, responsible for preparing the nation's annual budgets.

    • ‘On one of them the then Secretary of State for Scotland took me, as Chancellor of the Exchequer, to see some of the worst slum tenements.’
    • ‘Thanks to the Prime Minister and the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the defence budget is rising.’
    • ‘She appointed him as Foreign Secretary in July 1989, and Chancellor of the Exchequer in October 1989.’
    • ‘Pooh-Bah, in The Mikado, is, among other things, Chancellor of the Exchequer and Private Secretary to Ko-Ko.’
    • ‘He became an effective Minister of Aviation, though his reputation was made as one of the most successful Home Secretaries and Chancellors of the Exchequer since World War II.’
    • ‘Foots Cray Place was the home of the one-time Chancellor of the Exchequer, Nicholas Vansittart, Lord Bexley.’
    • ‘He reported to the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the Governor of the Bank of England.’
    • ‘But, the political decline of most Chancellors of the Exchequer begins with a moment of hubris; Barber and his boom, Jenkins and his austerity, and Lawson and his shadowing of the Deutschmark.’
    • ‘The most senior members of the Cabinet are the Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign Secretary, Chancellor of the Exchequer and Home Secretary.’
    • ‘I am sure that, like me, other readers are aware that the question of the euro seems to be very much on the minds of the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the Prime Minister.’
    • ‘Harold Macmillan was Eden's Chancellor of the Exchequer.’
    • ‘I do wish the Chancellor of the Exchequer would simplify ISAs.’
    • ‘The review was set up in April last year by the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the Deputy Prime Minister.’
    • ‘That's why you're Chancellor of the Exchequer and I'm PM.’
    • ‘Nicholas Vansittart, who was Chancellor of the Exchequer in 1816 put the case for the tax.’
    • ‘That same year he was named Chancellor of the Exchequer in the government of Herbert Asquith.’
    • ‘Like Churchill, he served as Chancellor of the Exchequer and Home Secretary.’
    • ‘In a plea to the Prime Minister and the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the MP said Selby was proud of its mining tradition.’
    • ‘Other jobs to follow were Minister of Supply, Paymaster General, President of the Board of Trade, Colonial Secretary and Chancellor of the Exchequer.’
    • ‘He held all four of the greatest offices of state open to a commoner: Chancellor of the Exchequer, Home Secretary, Foreign Secretary and Prime Minister.’

Pronunciation

Chancellor of the Exchequer

/ˈtʃæns(ə)lər əv/