- a place where the funds of the government, of a corporation, or the like are deposited, kept, and disbursed.
- funds or revenue of a government, public or private corporation, etc.
- (initial capital letter) the department of government that has control over the collection, management, and disbursement of the public revenue.
- a building, room, chest, or other place for the preservation of treasure or valuable objects.
- a collection or supply of excellent or highly prized writings, works of art, etc.: a treasury of American poetry.
- Treasuries, Informal. Treasury bills, bonds, and notes.
Origin of treasury
Examples from the Web for treasury
In exchange for the cash, Fannie and Freddie issued preferred stock to Treasury that was supposed to pay 10 percent dividend.
Thus far, the two firms have kicked back $218 billion to the Treasury.
Treasury agreed to rebid the deal, then quietly extended its partnership with Comerica for five years.
JPMorgan, Treasury and the Bureau of Prisons declined to provide a current fee schedule for the cards.
Treasury has said the selection process is competitive enough and the contracts are handled responsibly.
No nation has ever before been embarrassed from too large a surplus in its treasury.
A surplus in the Treasury created by loans is not a permanent or safe reliance.
While a Treasury surplus is not the greatest evil, it is a serious evil.
"Hear, hear," ironically from the Opposition, approvingly from the Treasury benches.Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete
I am now convinced that the explosion you speak of in the Treasury was caused by myself.Jennie Baxter, Journalist
- a storage place for treasure
- the revenues or funds of a government, private organization, or individual
- a place where funds are kept and disbursed
- Also: treasure house a collection or source of valuable itemsa treasury of information
- (in various countries) the government department in charge of finance. In Britain the Treasury is also responsible for economic strategy
Word Origin and History for treasury
late 13c., "room for treasure," from Old French tresorie (11c.), from tresor (see treasure). Meaning "department of state that controls public revenue" is recorded from late 14c. An Old English word for "room for treasure" was maðm-hus.