- 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
An official in charge of funds, as at a college or university; a treasurer.
Origin of bursarMiddle English burser from Medieval Latin bursārius from Late Latin bursa purse ; see bursa .
From Medieval Latin bursārius, from bursa (“purse”) (English purse).