subtreasury

noun
sub·​trea·​sury | \ˌsəb-ˈtre-zh(ə-)rē, -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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