Treasury

Definition of Treasury

Treas´ur`y
n.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 finances.
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.
Board of treasury
the board to which is intrusted the management of all matters relating to the sovereign's civil list or other revenues.
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.
- Brande & C.
Treasury lord
See Lord high treasurer of England, under Treasurer.
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 government.

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