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[trezh-er-er] /ˈtrɛʒ ər ər/
a person in charge of treasure or a treasury.
an officer of a government, corporation, association, or the like, in charge of the receipt, care, and disbursement of money.
Origin of treasurer
1250-1300; Middle English tresorer < Anglo-French < Late Latin thēsaurārius. See treasure, -er2
Related forms
treasurership, noun
undertreasurer, noun Unabridged
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  • His own wish was to keep the treasurership, which was both the more lucrative and the more secure of his two places.

  • A few minutes afterwards Mrs. Galton offered her the treasurership.

    Manslaughter Alice Duer Miller
  • “I wonder how Fisher will manage the treasurership,” said Brinkman, who was evidently sore at his defeat.

    The Cock-House at Fellsgarth Talbot Baines Reed
  • John S. Cook, the leading banker of this town, accepted the treasurership on the same representations.

    My Adventures with Your Money George Graham Rice
  • Oh, by the way, I have made up my mind to take that treasurership—beastly nuisance, eh?

    The Major Ralph Connor
  • When peace was made, Edward summoned him again as a baron and gave him the Garter and the treasurership of his household.

  • We made a last stand on the Athletic Association treasurership.

    At Good Old Siwash George Fitch
  • The salary attached to the treasurership was not large but it was enough, or would have been if Marty had not gambled.

    Dominie Dean Ellis Parker Butler
  • "We are," came ringing back, and the resulting ballot placed James in the treasurership, the only dissenting vote being his own.

  • The work was begun during his treasurership in 1561, and in 1571 he "offered his account for the new buildings."

British Dictionary definitions for treasurership


a person appointed to look after the funds of a society, company, city, or other governing body
Derived Forms
treasurership, noun


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



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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