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

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 Republicans are poised to choose a candidate for the treasurer's race on Saturday evening as well. Kaitlin Lange, The Indianapolis Star, 18 June 2022 Setting up a compensation structure for the city treasurer allowing for periodic adjustments in compensation in an amount equal to $6,000 less than the mayor. Ted Glanzer, Hartford Courant, 9 June 2022 The leadership fund treasurer also declined to discuss the case. Jeff Mcdonald, San Diego Union-Tribune, 27 May 2022 The ex-Ohio treasurer is in his third run for Senate. USA TODAY, 3 May 2022 Frezza said changing the numbers impeded the county treasurer's ability to identify and locate the accounts. Christina Hall, Detroit Free Press, 14 Apr. 2022 The president of a Michigan school board who was ousted from her position after allegedly assaulting the treasurer of the board during a meeting has been charged. Adam Sabes, Fox News, 6 Apr. 2022 For most of the program’s history, the treasurer’s office listed the owners of the unclaimed property in newspaper ads. Andrew Brown,, 1 Apr. 2022 The treasurer, in a speech 10 days ago, highlighted the strength of Australia’s A$2.2 trillion ($1.7 trillion) economy. Swati Pandey,, 27 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of treasurer

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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20 Jun 2022

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“Treasurer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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More Definitions for treasurer


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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