burse

[burs]
noun
  1. a pouch or case for some special purpose.
  2. (in Scotland)
    1. a fund to provide allowances for students.
    2. an allowance so provided.
  3. Ecclesiastical. a case or receptacle for a corporal.

Origin of burse

1250–1300; Middle English < Anglo-French < Late Latin bursa purse; see bursa
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British Dictionary definitions for burse

burse

noun
  1. mainly RC Church a flat case used at Mass as a container for the corporal
  2. Scot
    1. a fund providing allowances for students
    2. the allowance provided

Word Origin for burse

C19: from Medieval Latin bursa purse
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