trea·​sur·​er | \ ˈtre-zhə-rər How to pronounce treasurer (audio) , ˈtrā-; ˈtrezh-rər, ˈtrāzh- \

Definition of treasurer

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

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Other Words from treasurer

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 Mandel, a former Ohio treasurer, referred to DeWine as a RINO – Republican in Name Only – and described how health orders intended to curb the novel coronvairus closed Ohio businesses. Jackie Borchardt, The Enquirer, "Josh Mandel takes shots at 'squishy' Republican Gov. Mike DeWine over COVID-19 efforts," 27 Feb. 2021 But another Ohio candidate, former state treasurer Josh Mandel, is clearly trying to outdo others with Trump loyalty. Emily Brooks, Washington Examiner, "These states could see Trump- vs. McConnell-backed Senate Republican primary battles," 18 Feb. 2021 Those whom Ohio Republicans view as higher-tier candidates include U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, Lt. Gov. Jon Husted, former state treasurer Josh Mandel and Ohio Republican Party Chairman Jane Timken. cleveland, "Ohio Sen. Rob Portman’s decision not to run sets off mad Republican scramble for open seat," 25 Jan. 2021 Her father was a construction worker, her mother a treasurer at a high school. Washington Post, "Rebecca Luker, Tony-nominated Broadway singer and actress, dies at 59," 25 Dec. 2020 Faulconer, who also will be termed out of office, nominated a current city treasurer’s office official who had not worked as an auditor for nearly 10 years. Jeff Mcdonald, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Longtime deputy nominated as next San Diego city auditor," 10 Nov. 2020 The Wayne County Treasurer’s Office moved to close early Friday due to protesters, a treasurer’s office spokesman has said. Darcie Moran, Detroit Free Press, "Wayne County Treasurer's Office closes due to protesters," 6 Nov. 2020 She was rebuked by the state for not filing a campaign treasurer’s report by the Oct. 9 deadline, which brings fines of $50 per day for the first three days late and $500 per day afterward. Steven Lemongello,, "New mystery ads in Brodeur-Sigman Senate race tout third-party candidate," 20 Oct. 2020 During an interview late Tuesday, Couillard, who recently was hired to replace former clerk treasurer Kathy Nickolaus and began working for the village earlier in September, made no mention of any of fallout from the ballot error. Jim Riccioli, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A Wisconsin State Assembly candidate and others were 'inadvertently' mailed the wrong ballots in Waukesha," 1 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of treasurer

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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4 Mar 2021

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“Treasurer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of treasurer

: someone who is officially in charge of the money that is taken in and paid out by a government, business, organization, etc.


trea·​sur·​er | \ ˈtre-zhər-ər How to pronounce treasurer (audio) \

Kids Definition of treasurer

: a person (as an officer of a club or business) who has charge of the money



Legal Definition of treasurer

: 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

Other Words from treasurer

treasurership noun

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