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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At some point during 2018, he was owed at least $1,000 by his state political campaign, former state treasurer Josh Mandel and Senate President Larry Obhof. Andrew J. Tobias,, "Ohio Senate enters budget week: Capitol Letter," 17 June 2019 Thomas Ravenel The former state treasurer of South Carolina seemed to have it all — good looks, money, power — until everything fell apart. Diane J. Cho,, "The Southern Charm Cast Then & Now," 6 June 2019 Michelle Zweigler, a former treasurer for a Cub Scouts pack in Hales Corners who is charged with stealing $15,000 from the group, now wants to go to trial. John Diedrich, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Accountant charged in theft of $15,000 from Cub Scouts in Hales Corners wants a trial," 4 May 2018 SUBSCRIBE TODAY Grant and Warrington, a treasurer, accomplished the alleged fraud by creating Black Icon Entertainment to make Grant look like an entertainment mogul, officials said. Crystal Hill, miamiherald, "Pastor of church labeled a hate group spent its money on Disneyland trips and cars, feds say | Miami Herald," 26 Apr. 2018 But Wooden’s April 10 filing contained a curious $100 contribution from Francisco Borges, the former state treasurer. Daniela Altimari,, "Oops: Shawn Wooden's Campaign Finance Form Lists the Wrong Borges," 18 Apr. 2018 The Democratic frontrunner in the gubernatorial race has been Richard Cordray, the former director of the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and a former Ohio treasurer, attorney general and state representative. Scott Wartman,, "Dennis Kucinich and Todd Portune have something to tell you today," 26 Mar. 2018 Angelides, a former California state treasurer, said giving Fed regulators more flexibility made no sense given the findings of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission. Jim Puzzanghera,, "Despite stumbling before the financial crisis, Federal Reserve would get new discretion in Senate banking bill," 13 Mar. 2018 The three women, which include the president and treasurer of the board, all pleaded not guilty. Katie Honan, WSJ, "New York’s Affordable-Housing Agency Overhauls Middle-Income Program," 26 June 2019

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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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