Definition of bursar
: an officer (as of a monastery or college) in charge of funds : treasurer
Recent Examples of bursar from the Web
Or provided college tuition that doesn’t make it to the bursar?
The work typically done by secretaries, bursars, principals, and other administrators can be handled remotely, leaving only three nonteaching staff at each school.
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Origin and Etymology of bursar
Anglo-French & Medieval Latin; Anglo-French burser, from Medieval Latin bursarius, from bursa
First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
BURSAR Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of bursar for English Language Learners
: a person whose job is to manage the money of a school, college, or university
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