noun \ˈbər-sə-rē, ˈbərs-rē\

: an amount of money that a student is given to help pay for college or university study : a scholarship or grant

plural bur·sa·ries

Full Definition of BURSARY

:  the treasury of a college or monastery
British :  a monetary grant to a needy student :  scholarship

Origin of BURSARY

Medieval Latin bursaria, from bursa
First Known Use: 1695

Rhymes with BURSARY


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