bursary

[bur-suh-ree]
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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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bursary

noun plural -ries
  1. Also called: bursarship a scholarship or grant awarded esp in Scottish and New Zealand schools, universities etc
  2. 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
n.

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

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