Treasury meaning

trĕzh'ə-rē
A place where public or private funds are kept, received, disbursed, and recorded.
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A collection of literary or artistic treasures.

A treasury of English verse.

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A place where treasure is kept; room or building where valuable objects are preserved.
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The funds or revenues as of a state, corporation, or society.
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A collection of treasures in art, literature, etc.

A treasury of verse.

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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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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 place in which treasure is kept.
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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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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