Definitions for: Treasury

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

Webster (1913) Definition: 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

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

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