bursar definition by Webster's New World
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- a treasurer, as of a college or similar institution
- in Scotland, a university student who has a scholarship
Origin: Midieval Latin bursarius, treasurer ; from bursa: see purse
bursar definition by American Heritage Dictionary
An official in charge of funds, as at a college or university; a treasurer.
Origin: Middle English burser, from Medieval Latin bursārius, from Late Latin bursa, purse; see bursa.