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bursary

[ bur-suh-ree ]
/ ˈbɜr sə ri /
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noun, plural bur·sa·ries.

Ecclesiastical. the treasury of a monastery.
British. a college scholarship.

RELATED WORDS

assistance, award, fellowship, donation, reward, charity, coffer, bank, exchequer, strongbox, safe, cache, repository, museum, register, storage, exchange, gallery, bursar, chest

Nearby words

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Origin of bursary

1530–40; < Medieval Latin bursāria treasurer's room, derivative of bursārius a treasurer. See bursar, -y3
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British Dictionary definitions for bursary

bursary

/ (ˈbɜːsərɪ) /

noun plural -ries

Also called: bursarship a scholarship or grant awarded esp in Scottish and New Zealand schools, universities etc
British
  1. the treasury of a college, etc
  2. the bursar's room in a college
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Word Origin and History for bursary

bursary


n.

"treasury," 1690s, from Medieval Latin bursaria "treasurer's room," from bursarius (see bursar).

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