Treasury Treas"ur*y, n.; pl. {Treasuries}. [OE. tresorie, F. tr['e]sorerie.] 1. A place or building in which stores of wealth are deposited; especially, a place where public revenues are deposited and kept, and where money is disbursed to defray the expenses of government; hence, also, the place of deposit and disbursement of any collected funds. [1913 Webster]

2. That department of a government which has charge of the finances. [1913 Webster]

3. A repository of abundance; a storehouse. [1913 Webster]

4. Hence, a book or work containing much valuable knowledge, wisdom, wit, or the like; a thesaurus; as, `` Maunder's Treasury of Botany.'' [1913 Webster]

5. A treasure. [Obs.] --Marston. [1913 Webster]

{Board of treasury}, the board to which is intrusted the management of all matters relating to the sovereign's civil list or other revenues. [Eng.] --Brande & C.

{Treasury bench}, the first row of seats on the right hand of the Speaker in the House of Commons; -- so called because occupied by the first lord of the treasury and chief minister of the crown. [Eng.]

{Treasury lord}. See {Lord high treasurer of England}, under {Treasurer}. [Eng.]

{Treasury note} (U. S. Finance), a circulating note or bill issued by government authority from the Treasury Department, and receivable in payment of dues to the government. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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