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.

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Kathleen Winters, who has served as CFO and treasurer at MSCI, resigned from both positions and will leave the company on March 15, the company said. Tatyana Shumsky, WSJ, "Index Firm MSCI’s Finance Chief to Join ADP," 7 Mar. 2019 Carper, a former state treasurer, congressman, and governor, has not lost a single election since the start of his political career in 1976. Samuel Chamberlain, Fox News, "Sen. Tom Carper projected to defeat left-wing challenger in Delaware Democratic primary," 6 Sep. 2018 Polis will face Republican Walter Stapleton, a two-term state treasurer, in the general election. Eugene Scott, Washington Post, "Jared Polis’s win expands the list of LGBT candidates winning primaries," 27 June 2018 Special counsel Robert Schuerger attended Pat DeWine’s 50th birthday party in Cincinnati along with J.B. Hadden, Mike DeWine’s campaign treasurer, in 2014. James Mcnair,, "Mike DeWine contributors get big contracts from Ohio Attorney General's Office," 25 June 2018 Jones can step in because he is well known in the region’s business community, said Edwin R. Brake, the alliance’s treasurer, as well as managing director of Ellin & Tucker. Lorraine Mirabella,, "Real estate consultant will lead Economic Alliance," 18 June 2018 Giving thanks has become a post-election tradition for the county treasurer, first elected in 2002. Diane Bell,, "A sign of hope in an age of political incivility," 11 June 2018 The sheriff, county clerk, district clerk, county treasurer, tax-assessor collector, juvenile judge, all justices of the peace and constables received a 5 percent boost. David Taylor, Houston Chronicle, "Commissioners vote pay raises for elected officials," 27 May 2018 Geoconda Arguello-Kline, union secretary-treasurer, said after the first voting session. Regina Garcia Cano, USA TODAY, "Las Vegas casino workers could strike for the first time in more than 3 decades," 23 May 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 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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