Definition of First lord of the treasury
1. Noun. The British cabinet minister responsible for economic strategy.
Lexicographical Neighbors of First Lord Of The Treasury
Literary usage of First lord of the treasury
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Dictionary of English History by Sidney Low, Frederick Sanders Pulling (1884)
"... he was appointed First Lord of the Treasury, and in the next two years was one of the members of the regency during the king's absence. ..."
2. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero, Ernest Alfred Benians (1911)
"Henry Pelham, First Lord of the Treasury and Chancellor of the Exchequer 1743-53. ... George in John Stewart, E. of Bute, First Lord of the Treasury 1762-3. ..."
3. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1898)
"It contains the First Lord of the Treasury (tut Premier), the Lord High Chancellor, Lord President of the Council, Lord Privy Seal, . ..."
4. The Parliamentary Debatesby Great Britain Parliament by Great Britain Parliament (1902)
"WEIR : To ask the First Lord" of the Treasury if ,he will say when an opportunity will be given for ascertaining whether the House desires the publication ..."
5. The Edinburgh Review by Sydney Smith (1868)
"BENJAMIN DISRAELI, MP, First Lord of the Treasury. A NEW epoch has arrived in English politics; an epoch •^ not brilliant, not honourable, not auspicious; ..."
6. The Law and Custom of the Constitution by William Reynell Anson (1907)
"The First Lord of the Treasury has a large patronage, but takes no part in the duties of the Treasury, unless questions should arise in the business of the ..."
7. Memoirs of the Reign of King George the Third by Horace Walpole (1845)
"When a Lord Treasurer or a First Lord of the Treasury is not master of his own province, it suffices if the Chancellor of the Exchequer is a man of business ..."