Bursar definition

bûrsər, -sär
An official in charge of funds, as at a college or university; a treasurer.
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A treasurer, as of a college or similar institution.
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In Scotland, a university student who has a scholarship.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
bursar
Plural:
bursars

Origin of bursar

  • Middle English burser from Medieval Latin bursārius from Late Latin bursa purse bursa

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Medieval Latin bursārius, from bursa (“purse”) (English purse).

    From Wiktionary