bursary

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noun bur·sa·ry \ˈbər-sə-rē, ˈbərs-rē\

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 and Etymology of bursary

Medieval Latin bursaria, from bursa


First Known Use: 1695


BURSARY Defined for English Language Learners

bursary

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noun bur·sa·ry \ˈbər-sə-rē, ˈbərs-rē\

Definition of bursary for English Language Learners

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


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