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  1. a person in charge of treasure or a treasury.
  2. an officer of a government, corporation, association, or the like, in charge of the receipt, care, and disbursement of money.
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Origin of treasurer

1250–1300; Middle English tresorer < Anglo-French < Late Latin thēsaurārius. See treasure, -er2
Related formstreas·ur·er·ship, nounun·der·treas·ur·er, noun
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  1. a person appointed to look after the funds of a society, company, city, or other governing body
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Derived Formstreasurership, noun


  1. (in the Commonwealth of Australia and each of the Australian states) the minister of finance
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Word Origin and History for treasurer


late 13c., from Old French tresorier, from tresor (see treasure (n.)).

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