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[ee-rair-ee-uh m]
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noun, plural ae·rar·i·a [ee-rair-ee-uh] /iˈrɛər i ə/.
  1. the state treasury in ancient Rome.

Origin of aerarium

< Latin, equivalent to aer- (stem of aes bronze, money) + -ārium -ary
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Historical Examples

  • Deinde Scipioni Africano duo tribuni plebis diem dixerunt, quod praeda ex Antiocho capta aerarium fraudasset.

    Selections from Viri Romae

    Charles Franois L'Homond

  • We are reminded of the temple of Saturn in the Forum at Rome, the podium of which served as a treasury, aerarium.

  • Dr. Bull's aerarium is another device similar to a window tent.

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