from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A list of servants in a household, or slaves on a plantation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A list of servants in a household; -- called also chequer roll.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as check, 14.


check +‎ roll (Wiktionary)


  • From this we learn that the Steward was expected to keep a "perfect checkroll" of his lordship's household and retainers in order that he might "with more certainty make the proportion of liveries and badges for them."

    The Customs of Old England


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