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Definition of "treasury" []

  • A place in which treasure is kept. (noun)
  • A place in which private or public funds are received, kept, managed, and disbursed. (noun)
  • Such funds or revenues. (noun)
  • A collection of literary or artistic treasures: a treasury of English verse. (noun)
  • The department of a government in charge of the collection, management, and expenditure of the public revenue. (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 "treasury" in a sentence
  • "You might consider that a routine job requirement for the secretary of the treasury is a willingness to claim that government bonds are a good investment even when he knows they are not."
  • "Their defense: “We won the election, so the treasury is ours.”"
  • "They put him at last into a dungeon underground, which they called the treasury, a place into which there came no air nor light from abroad; and, which, having no doors, was closed with a great stone."