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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Hartwig, who managed mutual funds for the bank, said his supervisors gave him an ultimatum in June to leave the treasurer's race or leave his position with U.S. Bank in Milwaukee. Molly Beck, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wisconsin treasurer candidate says he was fired from banking job after mounting campaign," 9 July 2018 July 3 was the deadline for nomination papers, declaring each candidate’s team (deputy president, vice president, treasurer, and general secretary) and support by at least five federations. Chris Chase,, "Chess notes," 7 July 2018 Under a 2010 agreement, the money was deposited with the state treasurer's office. Bruce Henderson, charlotteobserver, "Feds broke promises to NC county for 75 years. A big bank deposit changed all that.," 3 July 2018 But now that a grand jury has indicted the teacher who served as the club’s former treasurer, that’s exactly what students are getting. Jared Gilmour, miamiherald, "Teacher helped lead Future Business Leaders of America. He stole $52,000 from them, Ohio cops say," 19 June 2018 Galloway's office's general counsel, Paul Harper, said the Missouri Supreme Court had previously ruled the treasurer's office had the authority to refuse to issue payments. Allison Kite, kansascity, "Missouri may be 'on the hook' for $150K for Greitens' private impeachment attorneys," 9 June 2018 The most public split comes in Colorado, where two Democrats with deep roots in education policy have come under attack by the state’s biggest teachers union on behalf of the state’s former treasurer, Cary Kennedy. Nicholas Riccardi, The Seattle Times, "In key governor’s races, Democrats split on education," 3 June 2018 Officials also want to move the auditor's, treasurer's, assessor's and recorder's offices from the historic courthouse across the street to the Government and Judicial Center. Chris Sikich, Indianapolis Star, "Hamilton County delays $24M expansion of judicial center after cost proves higher than anticipated," 22 May 2018 Idaho already has a new state treasurer, Julie Ellsworth, who won a three-way GOP primary and has no challengers in November. Cynthia Sewell, idahostatesman, "Idaho GOP: 'It is time to unite. Too much is at stake to sit on the sidelines'," 17 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 \

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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