bur·​sar | \ ˈbər-sər How to pronounce bursar (audio) , -ˌsär \

Definition of bursar

: an officer (as of a monastery or college) in charge of funds : treasurer

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Recent Examples on the Web The Times of London reports that bursar Andrew Parker made them a counteroffer. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "A Heated Oxford Education," 2 Feb. 2020 Student records may be reactivated for a number of reasons, such as the student requesting a transcript, making a bursar payment, registering for a course or making an academic advising appointment. Christine Fernando, Indianapolis Star, "IU says more than 250,000 students’ grades were potentially searchable before leak was closed," 20 Feb. 2020 Mark Blandford-Baker, Magdalen College’s home bursar, told AFP. Fox News, "Oscar Wilde's stolen ring recovered by 'art detective'," 18 Nov. 2019 But start with this one: • Average CU-Boulder fall/spring 2019-20 tuition for in-state undergrads, according to the bursar’s office: $12,897.60. • Average CU-Boulder fall/spring 2019-20 tuition for international undergrads: $40,006.40. Sean Keeler, The Denver Post, "Keeler: When Larry Scott, Pac-12 say CU Buffs’ China trip is about education, it’s really about the money," 19 Oct. 2019 The bursar’s office at Morehouse has been busy ironing out the logistics of Smith’s unprecedented gift. Washington Post, "Robert F. Smith’s Morehouse pledge is getting a lot bigger," 20 Sep. 2019 While her unlikely role as the quiet bursar to anti-immigration organizations has been previously reported, her motivation and engagement in the immigration issue remained largely hidden. Nicholas Kulish, New York Times, "Why an Heiress Spent Her Fortune Trying to Keep Immigrants Out," 14 Aug. 2019 With an analytical mind and a gift for numbers and organization, Marion worked in the bursar's office at Smith College, and later kept the books and managed office matters for her husband's business in West Hatfield, Lapienski's Trucking. courant.com, "Marion D. Lapienski," 19 June 2019 In 1968, African-American students occupied Northwestern University's bursar’s office, alleging that NU hadn’t confronted Evanston’s segregated housing. Genevieve Bookwalter, chicagotribune.com, "50 years later: Northwestern, Evanston commemorate 1968 black student sit-in," 5 May 2018

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First Known Use of bursar

13th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bursar

Anglo-French & Medieval Latin; Anglo-French burser, from Medieval Latin bursarius, from bursa

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“Bursar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bursar. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of bursar

: a person whose job is to manage the money of a school, college, or university

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