The definition of a coffer is a box or chest, particularly one that stores valuables or a treasury of funds.(noun)
Coffer means to put or lay in a chest or box.(verb)
An example of coffer is to place a valuable ring in a jewelry box.
See coffer in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < OFr cofre, a chest < L cophinus: see coffin
See coffer in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English cofre
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , alteration of *cofne
Origin: , from Latin cophinus, basket; see coffin.
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