bursar
noun Etymology: Anglo-French & Medieval Latin; Anglo-French burser, from Medieval Latin bursarius, from bursa Date: 13th century an officer (as of a monastery or college) in charge of funds ; treasurer

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Synonyms:
, (of a college or monastery) /


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