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Definition of "bursar" [bur•sar]

  • An official in charge of funds, as at a college or university; a treasurer. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "bursar" in a sentence
  • "His father was a naval commander of "flinty and adamant" Tory views who became a school bursar."
  • "Friday 11 MarchWe're led through the imposing arches of Pembroke College for an interview with the bursar."
  • "If I'm a headmaster or bursar and my capital budget has been frozen, the ability to replace my kit within the operating budget, which is under my control, is appealing, Payne-Shelley says."