treasury: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (trezh'u-rē), [key]
— pl. -ur•ies.
  1. a place where the funds of the government, of a corporation, or the like are deposited, kept, and disbursed.
  2. funds or revenue of a government, public or private corporation, etc.
  3. (cap.) the department of government that has control over the collection, management, and disbursement of the public revenue.
  4. a building, room, chest, or other place for the preservation of treasure or valuable objects.
  5. a collection or supply of excellent or highly prized writings, works of art, etc.: a treasury of American poetry.
  6. Treasury bills, bonds, and notes.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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