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Meaning of TREASURY

Pronunciation:  'trezhuree

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a depository (a room or building) where wealth and precious objects can be kept safely
  2. [n]  the government department responsible for collecting and managing and spending public revenues
  3. [n]  the federal department that collects revenue and administers federal finances; the Treasury Department was created in 1789
  4. [n]  the British cabinet minister responsible for economic strategy
  5. [n]  the funds of a government or institution or individual

TREASURY is a 8 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: Department of the Treasury, exchequer, First Lord of the Treasury, Treasury Department
 See Also: British Cabinet, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, Bureau of Customs, Bureau of Engraving and Printing, bursary, cabinet minister, cash in hand, Comptroller of the Currency, deposit, depository, executive department, finances, fisc, funds, government department, Internal Revenue Service, IRS, monetary resource, pecuniary resource, public treasury, repository, subtreasury, till, trough, United States Secret Service



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Treas"ur*y\, n.; pl. {Treasuries}. [OE. tresorie, F.
1. A place or building in which stores of wealth are
   deposited; especially, a place where public revenues are
   deposited and kept, and where money is disbursed to defray
   the expenses of government; hence, also, the place of
   deposit and disbursement of any collected funds.

2. That department of a government which has charge of the

3. A repository of abundance; a storehouse.

4. Hence, a book or work containing much valuable knowledge,
   wisdom, wit, or the like; a thesaurus; as, `` Maunder's
   Treasury of Botany.''

5. A treasure. [Obs.] --Marston.

{Board of treasury}, the board to which is intrusted the
   management of all matters relating to the sovereign's
   civil list or other revenues. [Eng.] --Brande & C.

{Treasury bench}, the first row of seats on the right hand of
   the Speaker in the House of Commons; -- so called because
   occupied by the first lord of the treasury and chief
   minister of the crown. [Eng.]

{Treasury lord}. See {Lord high treasurer of England}, under
   {Treasurer}. [Eng.]

{Treasury note} (U. S. Finance), a circulating note or bill
   issued by government authority from the Treasury
   Department, and receivable in payment of dues to the

Easton Bible Dictionary

(Matt. 27:6; Mark 12:41; John 8:20). It does not appear that there was a separate building so called. The name was given to the thirteen brazen chests, called "trumpets," from the form of the opening into which the offerings of the temple worshippers were put. These stood in the outer "court of the women." "Nine chests were for the appointed money-tribute and for the sacrifice-tribute, i.e., money-gifts instead of the sacrifices; four chests for freewill-offerings for wood, incense, temple decoration, and burnt-offerings" (Lightfoot's Hor. Heb.).