Treasury definition

trĕzhə-rē
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The funds or revenues as of a state, corporation, or society.
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A place where treasure is kept; room or building where valuable objects are preserved.
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A place where public or private funds are kept, received, disbursed, and recorded.
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Treasury is defined as the funds of a group, institution or government, or to the department responsible for budgeting and spending.

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.

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A collection of literary or artistic treasures.

A treasury of English verse.

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A place in which private or public funds are received, kept, managed, and disbursed.
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Such funds or revenues.
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The department of a government in charge of the collection, management, and expenditure of the public revenue.
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A debt security, such as a bond, issued by the US Treasury.
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A collection of treasures in art, literature, etc.

A treasury of verse.

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The department of government in charge of revenue, taxation, and public finances.
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Any of the securities issued by this department.
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The branch of any government or corporation that is in charge of its financial dealings. See also Treasury Department, United States.
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A place where treasure is stored safely.
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A place where state or royal money and valuables are stored.
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A place in which treasure is kept.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
treasury
Plural:
treasuries

Origin of treasury

  • Middle English tresorie from Old French from tresor treasure treasure

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

  • From Old French tresorie, from tresor (“treasure"), from Latin thÄ“saurus (“treasure"), from Ancient Greek θησαυρός (thesauros, “treasure house"). Compare French trésorie.

    From Wiktionary