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

Examples of bursar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Last spring, financial aid was provided to Wilberforce students whose bursar office balance would have prohibited them from registering for upcoming fall classes, according to the news release. Mirna Alsharif, CNN, 1 June 2021 The bursar’s office had thick walls, and cocooned Martin from the din of horse-and-buggy and car traffic on his street. Anne Quito, Quartz at Work, 24 Oct. 2020 Students who are 21 and older with junior or senior status will have priority, and all those whose leases are executed through the school will be billed to their student bursar account, according to the university. Taylor Deville, baltimoresun.com, 7 Aug. 2020 The Times of London reports that bursar Andrew Parker made them a counteroffer. The Editorial Board, WSJ, 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, 20 Feb. 2020 Mark Blandford-Baker, Magdalen College’s home bursar, told AFP. Fox News, 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, 19 Oct. 2019 The bursar’s office at Morehouse has been busy ironing out the logistics of Smith’s unprecedented gift. Washington Post, 20 Sep. 2019

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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 22 Jun. 2021.

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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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