Treasury

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 the public revenues are kept.
Phrases and idioms:
Treasury bench (in the UK) the front bench in the House of Commons occupied by the Prime Minister, Chancellor of the Exchequer, etc. treasury bill a bill of exchange issued by the government to raise money for temporary needs. treasury note US & hist. a note issued by the Treasury for use as currency.
Etymology: ME f. OF tresorie (as TREASURE)

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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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 21 — is a version of the Australian casino game Pontoon played in Treasury Casino, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.For detailed information about Pontoon, refer to its entry.Rules specific to Treasury 21 [… …   Wikipedia

  • 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

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