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bursary

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noun bur·sa·ry \ˈbər-sə-rē, ˈbərs-rē\

Simple Definition of bursary

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of bursary

plural bursaries

  1. 1 :  the treasury of a college or monastery

  2. 2 British :  a monetary grant to a needy student :  scholarship

Origin of bursary

Medieval Latin bursaria, from bursa


First Known Use: 1695

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