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 treasurership (audio) , ˈtrā-​ ; ˈtrezh-​rər-​ , ˈtrāzh-​ \ noun

Examples of treasurer in a Sentence

She is treasurer of the college.
Recent Examples on the Web In a letter, Conyears-Ervin said three former treasurers were stalked, attacked or harassed. Gregory Pratt,, "Chicago Treasurer Melissa Conyears-Ervin hired private security using taxpayer funds after CPD found there was no threat. She disagreed, saying people call her ‘the money lady.’," 25 Nov. 2019 In total, the treasurer’s office is holding onto about $1 billion of valuables. Alex Burness, The Denver Post, "Colorado woman reclaims long-lost emerald necklace valued at more than $150,000," 24 Nov. 2019 According to Ryan Bailey, Hartland's finance director and treasurer, members of the Hartland Fire Department will collect money and food for the Hartland Food Pantry and the St. Charles Parish Food Pantry during the event. Evan Frank, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "See what two Lake Country communities are doing differently this year for the Holiday Train event," 20 Nov. 2019 Worley said the lack of headquarter access was a reason why her group was unable to provide a treasurer’s report on Saturday. John Sharp |, al, "Worley faction of Alabama Democratic Party vows to continue legal fight against ‘splinter group’," 16 Nov. 2019 Other members of the budget team are two Democratic candidates who lost in last week's election: auditor candidate Sheri Donahue and treasurer candidate Michael Bowman, both of Louisville. Joe Sonka, The Courier-Journal, "Who's on Andy Beshear's transition team? Governor-elect announces more than 150 members," 15 Nov. 2019 Until 2017, the foundation's board consisted of Trump, his three children, and the Trump Organization's treasurer. Michael Collins, USA TODAY, "The final chapter: Judge's ruling that Donald Trump must pay $2 million to charities ends troubled foundation's saga," 10 Nov. 2019 Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, $16,500 Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler has regularly received money from Sondland or businesses linked to him as far back as 2010, when Wheeler won a special election to become state treasurer. oregonlive, "Gordon Sondland had influence on Capitol Hill long before he became ambassador, campaign contributions show," 8 Nov. 2019 That includes Daniel Cameron, who was elected as the state's attorney general, and Allison Ball, who became the first Republican and first woman to be re-elected as the state's treasurer. CBS News, "Democrat Andy Beshear declares victory in tight Kentucky governor's race," 5 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of treasurer

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Treasurer.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 13 December 2019.

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How to pronounce treasurer (audio)

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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