- a treasurer, as of a college or similar institution
- in Scotland, a university student who has a scholarship
Origin of bursarMedieval Latin bursarius, treasurer ; from bursa: see purse
Origin of bursarMiddle English burser, from Medieval Latin bursarius, from Late Latin bursa, purse; see bursa.
From Medieval Latin bursārius, from bursa (“purse”) (English purse).