Burse definition

bûrs
(ecclesiastical) A flat cloth case for carrying the corporal that is used in celebrating the Eucharist.
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A purse.
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(r.c.ch.) A flat, square, silk case for carrying the folded corporal to and from the altar.
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A purse.
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A fund or foundation for the maintenance of the needy scholars in their studies.
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(ecclesiastical) An ornamental case to hold the corporal when not in use.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
burse
Plural:
burses

Origin of burse

  • Late Latin bursa bursa

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