Purser
Purser Purs"er, n. [See {Purse}, and cf. {Bursar}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Naut.) A commissioned officer in the navy who had charge of the provisions, clothing, and public moneys on shipboard; -- now called {paymaster}. [1913 Webster]

2. A clerk on steam passenger vessels whose duty it is to keep the accounts of the vessels, such as the receipt of freight, tickets, etc. [1913 Webster]

3. Colloquially, any paymaster or cashier. [1913 Webster]

{Purser's name} (Naut.), a false name. [Slang] [1913 Webster]


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  • purser — index comptroller Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Purser — er en hovmester på et skib …   Danske encyklopædi

  • purser — mid 15c., treasurer, originally also maker of purses (late 15c.), agent noun from M.E. purse (see PURSE (Cf. purse)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • purser — ► NOUN ▪ a ship s officer who keeps the accounts, especially on a passenger vessel …   English terms dictionary

  • purser — [pʉr′sər] n. [ME, purse bearer, treasurer] a ship s officer in charge of accounts, freight, tickets, etc., esp. on a passenger vessel …   English World dictionary

  • Purser — Infobox shipping job name = Purser othernames = Clerk of burser photo = photo department = Steward s Department licensed = Yes reports to = Captain epoch = location = duties = Manages money handling, and orders stores supplies. requirements =… …   Wikipedia

  • Purser — Der Begriff Purser (vom englischen purse: „Geldtasche“) stammt aus der Seefahrt und bezeichnet den Zahl oder Proviantmeister. Als weibliche Bezeichnung wird häufig das Wort Purserette verwendet, das auch im englischen Sprachraum üblich ist.[1]… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Purser — Kabinenchef; Chefsteward * * * Pur|ser 〈[pœ:(r)sə(r)] m. 3〉 Chefsteward, leitender Steward im Flugzeug [engl., eigtl. „Zahlmeister“] * * * Pur|ser [ pə:sɐ ], der; s, [engl. purser, zu: purse = Geldtasche, Portemonnaie < spätlat. bursa, ↑… …   Universal-Lexikon

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