noun, plural treas·ur·ies.
- treasure state,
- treasure trove,
- treasurer of the united states,
- treasury bench,
- treasury bill,
- treasury bills,
- treasury bond,
- treasury certificate
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.
We have left the Treasury, without being either wiser or richer men.Saunterings in and about London|Max Schlesinger
The distribution of the treasury surplus to the States precipitated the crash.Martin Van Buren|Edward M. Shepard
In the event of liquidation of the company, treasury stock would off-set the liability on account of capital stock.
The theory of the Treasury is thus essentially false; but accidentally, it contains, I think, a residuum of truth.Present Irish Questions|William O'Connor Morris
The adroit and experienced Parliamentarians on the Treasury Bench used all their wits to obtain the necessary delay.Lord Randolph Churchill|Winston Spencer Churchill
noun plural -uries
Word Origin 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.