trea·​sur·​er | \ ˈtre-zhə-rər, 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 , ˈtrā-​ ; ˈtrezh-​rər-​, ˈtrāzh-​ \ noun

Examples of treasurer in a Sentence

She is treasurer of the college.

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Kenneth Neace was also listed as the treasurer for his wife's campaign committee, according to Ohio election records. Cameron Knight,, "Clermont Co. politician and husband accuse each other of domestic violence," 20 June 2018 Cascione had worked for the last 20 years as a volunteer treasurer for several Girl Scout troops and a local service unit. Katherine Lam, Fox News, "Girl Scout treasurer embezzled more than $88G from troops, cancer center, sheriff says," 19 Sep. 2018 He was also listed as the treasurer for the Trump Foundation, which was recently sued by the New York state attorney general’s office for violating state and federal laws. Jen Kirby, Vox, "Allen Weisselberg, the Trump Organization’s chief financial officer, gets immunity deal," 24 Aug. 2018 Beth Durbree, secretary treasurer for CWA local 4900, said there is no current timetable for concluding negotiations. Jordyn Hermani, Indianapolis Star, "AT&T employee walkout ends with no contract agreement reached," 6 June 2018 Michele Bernier, 51, became the treasurer for Houston's Interscholastic Hockey League in 2013, according to a Wednesday press release. Dana Burke, Houston Chronicle, "Katy woman allegedly stole $200K from youth hockey league," 16 May 2018 Ravenel served as South Carolina’s treasurer for just five months before he was indicted by a federal grand jury in June 2007 on a charge of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute less than 500 grams of cocaine. Tierney Mcafee,, "Southern Charm's Thomas Ravenel: Inside His Political Rise and Fall," 4 May 2018 Lisa Lisker, treasurer for Honor and Principles PAC, didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. Andrew J. Tobias,, "Watchdog group files complaint over dark money contribution to anti-Householder group," 23 Apr. 2018 Dario Bellot is the chief financial officer at the Pennsylvania School for the Deaf and also serves as the treasurer for the school’s board of trustees. Maddie Hanna,, "Here are nominees for Philly's new school board," 26 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of treasurer

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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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 \

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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