purser

[ pur-ser ]
/ ˈpɜr sər /

noun

an officer on a ship who handles financial accounts and various documents relating to the ship and who keeps money and valuables for passengers.

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Origin of purser

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at purse, -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for purser

purser
/ (ˈpɜːsə) /

noun

an officer aboard a passenger ship, merchant ship, or aircraft who keeps the accounts and attends to the welfare of the passengers
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