What does treasury mean?
Definitions for treasury
ˈtrɛʒ ə ritrea·su·ry
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the funds of a government or institution or individual
the government department responsible for collecting and managing and spending public revenues
Treasury, Treasury obligationsnoun
negotiable debt obligations of the United States government which guarantees that interest and principal payments will be paid on time
Treasury, First Lord of the Treasurynoun
the British cabinet minister responsible for economic strategy
Department of the Treasury, Treasury Department, Treasury, United States Treasurynoun
the federal department that collects revenue and administers federal finances; the Treasury Department was created in 1789
a depository (a room or building) where wealth and precious objects can be kept safely
a place where treasure is stored safely
a place where state or royal money and valuables are stored
a collection or artistic or literary works
a government department responsible for the collection, management, and expenditure of the public revenue
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
A place in which riches are accumulated.
Etymology: from treasure; tresorerie, Fr.
And make his chronicle as rich with prize,
As is the ouzy bottom of the sea
With sunken wreck and sumless treasuries. William Shakespeare.
Thy sumptuous buildings
Have cost a mass of publick treasury. William Shakespeare, Henry VI.
And yet I know not how conceit may rob
The treasury of life, when life itself
Yields to the theft. William Shakespeare, King Lear.
He had a purpose to furnish a fair case in that university with choice collections from all parts, like that famous treasury of knowledge at Oxford. Henry Wotton.
The state of the treasury the king best knows. William Temple.
Physicians, by treasuries of just observations, grow to skill in the art of healing. Isaac Watts.
A treasury is either A government department related to finance and taxation, a finance ministry. A place or location where treasure, such as currency or precious items are kept. These can be state or royal property, church treasure or in private ownership.The head of a treasury is typically known as a treasurer. This position may not necessarily have the final control over the actions of the treasury, particularly if they are not an elected representative. The adjective for a treasury is normally treasurial. The adjective "tresorial" can also be used, but this normally means pertaining to a treasurer.
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
that department of a government which has charge of the finances
a repository of abundance; a storehouse
hence, a book or work containing much valuable knowledge, wisdom, wit, or the like; a thesaurus; as, " Maunder's Treasury of Botany."
A treasury is either ⁕A government department related to finance and taxation. ⁕A place where currency or precious items is/are kept. The head of a treasury is typically known as a treasurer. This position may not necessarily have the final control over the actions of the treasury, particularly if they are not an elected representative. The adjective for a treasury is normally "treasurial". The adjective "tresorial" can also be used, but this normally means pertaining to a treasurer.
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Rank popularity for the word 'treasury' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3634
Rank popularity for the word 'treasury' in Nouns Frequency: #1502
The numerical value of treasury in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of treasury in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Examples of treasury in a Sentence
Yields on 10-year Treasury notes have held steady around 2.9 % in recent weeks, but mortgage rates continued their climb in response to the Federal Reserve's increase in the target rate.
Well, Mr. Secretary, I lived in a house without electricity too. No running water, no telephone...I can stand toe-to-toe with you. in response to Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill
Taken together, this confirms that Treasury Department diverged from standard procedures in this case, from where I sit, the goal is to protect the President.
House Ways and Means Committee:
Despite its mandatory obligation, the Treasury Department failed to comply with the law and denied the Committee's request.
The three-month Libor's rise has muddied the waters, as money market reforms have forced the shift from prime funds to government-Treasury funds.
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- خزانه, مجموعه, گنجینه, خزانهداریPersian
- aarrekammio, aarreaittaFinnish
- államkincstár, kincstárHungarian
- tesoro, tesoreriaItalian
- 国庫, 金庫, 宝庫Japanese
- vistierie (de stat), tezaur, tezaur literar, trezorerii, tezaur de stat, trezorerieRomanian
- казна, сокровищница, казначействоRussian
- wizara ya hazinaSwahili
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