purse bearer

noun

Definition of purse bearer

1 : the bearer of a purse : treasurer, bursar
2 : an official of the British crown office who bears the great seal before the lord chancellor

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History and Etymology for purse bearer

Middle English pursberer, from purs purse + berere, berer bearer

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“Purse bearer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/purse%20bearer. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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