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aerarium

[ ee-rair-ee-uhm ]
/ iˈrɛər i əm /
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noun, plural ae·rar·i·a [ee-rair-ee-uh]. /iˈrɛər i ə/.

the state treasury in ancient Rome.

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Origin of aerarium

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

  • In regard to one aspirant for office we are informed that 'he will be the watch-dog of the treasury'—hic aerarium conservabit.

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

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