- Ecclesiastical. the treasury of a monastery.
- British. a college scholarship.
Origin of bursary
Related Words for bursaryassistance, award, fellowship, donation, reward, charity, coffer, bank, exchequer, bursary, strongbox, safe, cache, repository, museum, register, storage, exchange, gallery, bursar
Examples from the Web for bursary
Historical Examples of bursary
A bursary is what an English undergraduate would call a "Schol."The Right Stuff
For such heresy he ought to be sent with a bursary to a seminary for priests—but enough of that.The Duel
A. I. Kuprin
He lost his bursary on the way home with it, and still he strutted.An Edinburgh Eleven
J. M. Barrie
I competed for a bursary, and was fortunate enough to secure one.
My present impression is that Spalding took the first bursary.A Letter on Shakspere's Authorship of The Two Noble Kinsmen
- Also called: bursarship a scholarship or grant awarded esp in Scottish and New Zealand schools, universities etc
- the treasury of a college, etc
- the bursar's room in a college
"treasury," 1690s, from Medieval Latin bursaria "treasurer's room," from bursarius (see bursar).