bursary

[ bur-suh-ree ]
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noun,plural bur·sa·ries.
  1. Ecclesiastical. the treasury of a monastery.

  2. British. a college scholarship.

Origin of bursary

1
1530–40; <Medieval Latin bursāria treasurer's room, derivative of bursārius a treasurer. See bursar, -y3

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How to use bursary in a sentence

  • And at the gate he waved his hat in the air, and cries, 'The Jamieson bursary.'

    Afterwards | Ian Maclaren

British Dictionary definitions for bursary

bursary

/ (ˈbɜːsərɪ) /


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

  2. British

    • the treasury of a college, etc

    • the bursar's room in a college

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