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receiver general

noun, plural receivers general.
1.
a public official in charge of the government's treasury.
Origin of receiver general
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English
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  • During these eight days Mr. receiver-general had begun to trim his sails.

  • Then he took a purse with the air and grace of a receiver-general.

    Rookwood William Harrison Ainsworth
  • From the place of receiver-general he was promoted to the place of Governor.

  • More than this, it appointed a receiver-general, to keep the public money of the province.

    The Siege of Boston Allen French
  • In 1813, at the age of sixteen, she married M. Firmiani, receiver-general in the department of Montenotte.

    Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Franois Christophe
  • The Irish members denounced the appointment of a receiver-general.

    Lord Randolph Churchill Winston Spencer Churchill
  • So now Mr. receiver-general used this act of love against her.

  • The first of these is the register of the accounts of the receiver-general of the Duke of Brabant.

    Freaks of Fanaticism Sabine Baring-Gould
  • The pensions are payable by the receiver-general out of the Irish account above mentioned.

    Handbook of Home Rule (1887) W. E. Gladstone et al.
  • The receiver-general, he was told, had not four crowns in his chest.

    Joan of Arc Laura E. Richards

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