subtreasury

noun
sub·​trea·​sury | \ ˌsəb-ˈtre-zh(ə-)rē How to pronounce subtreasury (audio) , -ˈtrā- \
variants: or sub-treasury
plural subtreasuries or sub-treasuries

Definition of subtreasury

: a subordinate treasury or place of deposit especially : any of nine former branch treasuries of the U.S. "… Whig or Tory, with their interminable brawls about banks and the sub-treasury …" — Nathaniel Hawthorne … the United States Treasury with its subtreasury system had come in 1846; but still there were many, many wildcat banks … — Theodore Dreiser

First Known Use of subtreasury

1702, in the meaning defined above

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“Subtreasury.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subtreasury. Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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