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

Examples of subtreasury in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Progressive reformers cribbed its structure from the Populist Party’s radical subtreasury plan, which sought to weight currency value to labor and crop exchanges. Chris Lehmann, The New Republic, 19 Jan. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1702, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of subtreasury was in 1702

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“Subtreasury.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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