- The funds that are available to the United States government to spend on the country is an example of the treasury.
- The department of the government that approves the budget and expenditures and that controls the money is an example of the treasury.
- a place where treasure is kept; room or building where valuable objects are preserved
- a place where public or private funds are kept, received, disbursed, and recorded
- the funds or revenues as of a state, corporation, or society
- the department of government in charge of revenue, taxation, and public finances
- any of the securities issued by this department
- a collection of treasures in art, literature, etc.: a treasury of verse
Origin of treasuryMiddle English tresorie from Old French
- A place in which treasure is kept.
- a. A place in which private or public funds are received, kept, managed, and disbursed.b. Such funds or revenues.
- A collection of literary or artistic treasures: a treasury of English verse.
- Treasury a. The department of a government in charge of the collection, management, and expenditure of the public revenue.b. A debt security, such as a bond, issued by the US Treasury.
Origin of treasuryMiddle English tresorie from Old French from tresor treasure ; see treasure .
From Old French tresorie, from tresor (“treasure"), from Latin thÄ“saurus (“treasure"), from Ancient Greek Î¸Î·ÏƒÎ±Ï…ÏÏŒÏ‚ (thesauros, “treasure house"). Compare French trÃ©sorie.
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