a pouch or case for some special purpose.
a fund to provide allowances for students.
an allowance so provided.
Ecclesiastical. a case or receptacle for a corporal.
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How to use burse in a sentence
The terms were afterwards often used indifferently, and Pisaro, just before, calls the Exchange the burse.
In burse-road and Pendarmes-road the shrubs and trees were broken down, and lay overhanging and obstructing the footpaths.The Blizzard in the West | Unknown
Her own room reflected the rising worship of Morris and burse-Jones, of which, indeed, she had been an adept from the beginning.The Marriage of William Ashe | Mrs. Humphry Ward
Mass had been said not long since, and the chalice covered with the veil and burse was still on the altar.Antony Gray,--Gardener | Leslie Moore
The "burse" is a square, stiff pocket of silk over cardboard, in which the Altar-linen is carried to and from the Altar.The Worship of the Church | Jacob A. Regester
British Dictionary definitions for burse
mainly RC Church a flat case used at Mass as a container for the corporal
a fund providing allowances for students
the allowance provided
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