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treasury

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noun trea·sury \ˈtre-zh(ə-)rē, ˈtrā-\

Simple Definition of treasury

  • : the place where the money of a government, club, etc., is kept; also : the money itself

  • : a place in a church, castle, palace, etc., where money and valuable objects are kept

  • : a group of valuable things that are related in some way

Full Definition of treasury

plural trea·sur·ies

  1. 1a :  a place in which stores of wealth are keptb :  the place of deposit and disbursement of collected funds; especially :  one where public revenues are deposited, kept, and disbursedc :  funds kept in such a depository

  2. 2 obsolete :  treasure

  3. 3 capitalized a :  a governmental department in charge of finances and especially the collection, management, and expenditure of public revenuesb :  the building in which the business of such a governmental department is transacted

  4. 4 capitalized :  a government security (as a note or bill) issued by the Treasury

  5. 5 :  a repository for treasures <a treasury of poems>

Examples of treasury

  1. A government official has been accused of stealing from the nation's treasury.

  2. The fees are deposited into the state's treasury.

  3. A part of the nation's treasury is spent on space exploration.

  4. The author has collected a treasury of facts and lore about horses.



Origin of treasury

Middle English tresorie, from Anglo-French, from tresor treasure


First Known Use: 14th century



TREASURY Defined for Kids

treasury

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noun trea·sury \ˈtre-zhə-rē\

Definition of treasury

plural trea·sur·ies

  1. 1 :  a place in which money and valuable objects are kept

  2. 2 :  a place where money collected is kept and paid out

  3. 3 cap :  a government department in charge of finances





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