treasury
noun (plural -suries) Etymology: Middle English tresorie, from Anglo-French, from tresor treasure Date: 14th century 1. a. a place in which stores of wealth are kept b. the place of deposit and disbursement of collected funds; especially one where public revenues are deposited, kept, and disbursed c. funds kept in such a depository 2. obsolete treasure 3. capitalized a. a governmental department in charge of finances and especially the collection, management, and expenditure of public revenues b. the building in which the business of such a governmental department is transacted 4. capitalized a government security (as a note or bill) issued by the Treasury 5. a repository for treasures <
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  • Treasury — ist im umfassenden Sinne das Schatzamt eines Landes. Auf ein Unternehmen bezogen sind es die Bereiche oder Abteilungen, die mit dem Disponieren und Anlegen der vorhandenen oder zufließenden finanziellen Mittel befasst sind. Zugleich sind diese… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Treasury — trea·sury / tre zhə rē, trā / n pl sur·ies 1 a: a place in which stores of wealth are kept b: the place of deposit and disbursement of collected funds; esp: one where public revenues are deposited, kept, and disbursed c: funds kept in such a… …   Law dictionary

  • treasury — ► NOUN (pl. treasuries) 1) the funds or revenue of a state, institution, or society. 2) (Treasury) (in some countries) the government department responsible for the overall management of the economy. 3) a place where treasure is stored. 4) a… …   English terms dictionary

  • treasury — [trezh′ər ē] n. pl. treasuries [ME tresorie < OFr] 1. a place where treasure is kept; room or building where valuable objects are preserved 2. a place where public or private funds are kept, received, disbursed, and recorded 3. the funds or… …   English World dictionary

  • treasury — (n.) late 13c., room for treasure, from O.Fr. tresorie (11c.), from tresor (see TREASURE (Cf. treasure)). Meaning department of state that controls public revenue is recorded from late 14c. An Old English word for room for treasure was maðm hus …   Etymology dictionary

  • treasury — *museum, library, gallery, archives …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • treasury — [n] place where money, valuables are kept archive, bank, bursar, bursary, cache, chest, coffer, damper, depository, exchange, exchequer, Fort Knox*, gallery, hoard, museum, register, repository, safe, storage, store, storehouse, strongbox,… …   New thesaurus

  • Treasury — For other uses, see Treasury (disambiguation). A treasury is either A government department related to finance and taxation. A place where currency or precious items (gold, diamonds, etc.) is/are kept. The term was first used in Classical times… …   Wikipedia

  • treasury */*/ — UK [ˈtreʒərɪ] / US noun Word forms treasury : singular treasury plural treasuries 1) the Treasury [singular] the government department responsible for a country s financial matters 2) [countable, usually singular] a collection of valuable things… …   English dictionary

  • treasury — n. (pl. ies) 1 a place or building where treasure is stored. 2 the funds or revenue of a State, institution, or society. 3 (Treasury) a the department managing the public revenue of a country. b the offices and officers of this. c the place where …   Useful english dictionary

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