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[ suhb-trezh-uh-ree, suhb-trezh- ]
/ sʌbˈtrɛʒ ə ri, ˈsʌbˌtrɛʒ- /

noun, plural sub·treas·ur·ies.

a subordinate or branch treasury.
(formerly) any of the branch treasuries maintained by the U.S. government.



Nearby words

subtraction, subtractive, subtractive color, subtractive process, subtrahend, subtreasury, subtropical, subtropical high, subtropics, subtweet, subtype

Origin of subtreasury

An Americanism dating back to 1830–40; sub- + treasury
Related formssub·treas·ur·er, nounsub·treas·ur·er·ship, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for sub-treasuries

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

    A Short History of the United States|Edward Channing
  • There were no sub-treasuries in the important commercial cities.

British Dictionary definitions for sub-treasuries


/ (sʌbˈtrɛʒərɪ) /

noun plural -uries

US a branch treasury
Derived Formssubtreasurer, nounsubtreasurership, noun
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