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[suhb-trezh-uh-ree, suhb-trezh-]
noun, plural sub·treas·ur·ies.
  1. a subordinate or branch treasury.
  2. (formerly) any of the branch treasuries maintained by the U.S. government.
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Origin of subtreasury

An Americanism dating back to 1830–40; sub- + treasury
Related formssub·treas·ur·er, nounsub·treas·ur·er·ship, noun
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Historical Examples of sub-treasuries

  • There were no sub-treasuries in the important commercial cities.

    A Short History of the United States

    Edward Channing

  • To these sub-treasuries the collectors of customs would pay the money collected by them.

British Dictionary definitions for sub-treasuries


noun plural -uries
  1. US a branch treasury
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Derived Formssubtreasurer, nounsubtreasurership, noun
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