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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One who has charge of funds or revenues, especially the chief financial officer of a government, corporation, or association.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The head of a corporation's treasury department.
  • n. The official entrusted with the funds and revenues of an organization such as a club.
  • n. The government official in charge of the Treasury.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who has the care of a treasure or treasure or treasury; an officer who receives the public money arising from taxes and duties, or other sources of revenue, takes charge of the same, and disburses it upon orders made by the proper authority; one who has charge of collected funds.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which treasures or stores up; one who has charge of treasure.
  • n. Specifically, one who has the care of a treasure or treasury; an officer who receives the public money arising from taxes and duties or other sources of revenue, takes charge of the same, and disburses it upon orders drawn by the proper authority; also, one who has the charge of collected funds, such as those belonging to incorporated companies or private societies.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an officer charged with receiving and disbursing funds

Etymologies

Middle English tresurer, from Anglo-Norman tresorer, from Late Latin thēsaurārius, from Latin, of treasure, from thēsaurus, treasure; see treasure.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Anglo-Norman tresorer, from tresor + -er (Wiktionary)

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