treasurer

noun

trea·​sur·​er ˈtre-zhə-rər How to pronounce treasurer (audio)
ˈtrā-;
ˈtrezh-rər,
ˈtrāzh-
1
: an officer entrusted with the receipt, care, and disbursement of funds: such as
a
: a governmental officer charged with receiving, keeping, and disbursing public revenues
b
: the executive financial officer of a club, society, or business corporation
2
: a guardian of a collection of treasures : curator
treasurership
ˈtre-zhə-rər-ˌship How to pronounce treasurer (audio)
ˈtrā-;
ˈtrezh-rər-
ˈtrāzh-
noun

Examples of treasurer in a Sentence

She is treasurer of the college.
Recent Examples on the Web The flyer, a copy of which the Statesman obtained, was paid for by the Gem State Legacy Fund, a nonprofit registered to Joseph Forney, who is also the treasurer of the Preserve Idaho Values PAC, a political action committee formed in November. Ian Max Stevenson, Idaho Statesman, 20 Feb. 2024 Ann Marie Maguire, who was the group’s treasurer, said her reaction to the news was one of total shock. Joanna Slater, Washington Post, 17 Feb. 2024 That is the message Thursday from state treasurers across the US in honor of Unclaimed Property Day, a reminder that your current state (or former one) wants to reunite you with what is rightfully yours. Cnn.com Wire Service, The Mercury News, 1 Feb. 2024 State lawmakers eventually passed legislation overhauling the agency and putting it under the auspices of the state treasurer’s office. Lia Russell, Baltimore Sun, 25 Jan. 2024 For instance, Trump's first trip to South Carolina as a candidate on Jan. 28, 2023, was accompanied by the endorsements of three of the state's U.S. representatives, its lieutenant governor and its treasurer. Nathaniel Rakich, ABC News, 17 Jan. 2024 And the team’s chief financial officer, Whitney Beaver, was listed as campaign treasurer. Mike Hendricks, Kansas City Star, 8 Feb. 2024 Bourque has served as CFO and treasurer of Chase Corporation since 2021. Sheryl Estrada, Fortune, 25 Jan. 2024 The former South Carolina state treasurer came into the show with quite a reputation, having served time in federal prison on drug charges that ended his time in office. Lanford Beard, Peoplemag, 12 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of treasurer was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Treasurer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/treasurer. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

treasurer

noun
trea·​sur·​er ˈtrezh-rər How to pronounce treasurer (audio)
ˈtrezh-ər-ər,
ˈtrāzh-
: an officer of a club, business, or government who has charge of money taken in and paid out

Legal Definition

treasurer

noun
trea·​sur·​er
: an officer entrusted with the receipt, care, and disbursement of funds: as
a
: a governmental officer charged with keeping, receiving, and disbursing public revenues
b
: the executive financial officer of a club, society, or business corporation
treasurership noun

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