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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 subtreasury

  • I repeat, then, that by the subtreasury the revenue is to be collected in specie.

    The Papers And Writings Of Abraham Lincoln, Volume One

    Abraham Lincoln

  • We'll pool issue, and say, we'll make those Federal Oil pikers think we've gnawed a corner off the subtreasury.

    The Spenders

    Harry Leon Wilson

  • The question of the continuance of the subtreasury system is respectfully submitted to the wisdom of Congress.

  • The receipts of subsidiary counterfeit coins at the subtreasury at New York have been in recent times inconsequential.

    Disputed Handwriting

    Jerome B. Lavay

  • But, again, by the subtreasury scheme the revenue is to be collected in specie.

British Dictionary definitions for subtreasury


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