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treas·ur·y

 (trĕzh′ə-rē)
n. pl. treas·ur·ies
1. A place in which treasure is kept.
2.
a. A place in which private or public funds are received, kept, managed, and disbursed.
b. Such funds or revenues.
3. A collection of literary or artistic treasures: a treasury of English verse.
4. Treasury
a. The department of a government in charge of the collection, management, and expenditure of the public revenue.
b. A debt security, such as a bond, issued by the US Treasury.

[Middle English tresorie, from Old French, from tresor, treasure; see treasure.]

treasury

(ˈtrɛʒərɪ)
n, pl -uries
1. a storage place for treasure
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the revenues or funds of a government, private organization, or individual
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a place where funds are kept and disbursed
4. Also: treasure house a collection or source of valuable items: a treasury of information.
[C13: from Old French tresorie, from tresor treasure]

Treasury

(ˈtrɛʒərɪ)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in various countries) the government department in charge of finance. In Britain the Treasury is also responsible for economic strategy

treas•ur•y

(ˈtrɛʒ ə ri)

n., pl. -ur•ies.
1. a place where the funds of the government, a corporation, etc., are 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 valuable objects.
5. a collection or supply of highly prized writings, works of art, etc.
[1250–1300; Middle English tresorie < Old French. See treasure, -y3]

Treasury

 a collection of valued things, of ten of wit, poems, or quotations.
Examples: great treasury of language, 1879; rich treasury of God’s word, 1673; treasury of divine knowledge, 1772.

Treasury

A government department that is responsible for collecting, managing, and spending public revenue.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.treasury - the funds of a government or institution or individualtreasury - the funds of a government or institution or individual
public treasury, till, trough - a treasury for government funds
bursary - the treasury of a public institution or religious order
subtreasury - a subordinate treasury or place of deposit
fisc - a state treasury or exchequer or a royal treasury; originally the public treasury of Rome or the emperor's private purse
2.treasury - the government department responsible for collecting and managing and spending public revenuestreasury - the government department responsible for collecting and managing and spending public revenues
government department - a department of government
3.treasury - negotiable debt obligations of the United States government which guarantees that interest and principal payments will be paid on timeTreasury - negotiable debt obligations of the United States government which guarantees that interest and principal payments will be paid on time
government bond - a bond that is an IOU of the United States Treasury; considered the safest security in the investment world
T-bill, Treasury bill - a short-term obligation that is not interest-bearing (it is purchased at a discount); can be traded on a discount basis for 91 days
Treasury bond - a debt instrument with maturities of 10 years or longer
Treasury note - securities with maturities of 1 to 10 years; sold for cash or in exchange for maturing issues or at auction
4.treasury - the British cabinet minister responsible for economic strategyTreasury - the British cabinet minister responsible for economic strategy
British Cabinet - the senior ministers of the British government
cabinet minister - a person who is a member of the cabinet
5.treasury - the federal department that collects revenue and administers federal financesTreasury - the federal department that collects revenue and administers federal finances; the Treasury Department was created in 1789
U.S. Mint, United States Mint, US Mint - the mint that manufactures and distributes United States coins for circulation through Federal Reserve Banks; processes gold and silver bullion
executive department - a federal department in the executive branch of the government of the United States
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, FinCEN - a law enforcement agency of the Treasury Department responsible for establishing and implementing policies to detect money laundering
ATF, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms - the law enforcement and tax collection agency of the Treasury Department that enforces federal laws concerning alcohol and tobacco products and firearms and explosives and arson
Financial Management Service - the federal agency in the Treasury Department that manages the government's disbursement and collection systems and provides central accounting and financial reporting
Office of Intelligence Support, OIS - agency that oversees the intelligence relationships of the Treasury's offices and bureaus and provides a link between the Intelligence Community and officials responsible for international economic policy
Comptroller of the Currency - the agency of the Treasury Department responsible for controlling the currency
Bureau of Customs, Customs Bureau, Customs Service, USCB - the agency of the Treasury Department that enforces import tariffs
Bureau of Engraving and Printing - the agency of the Treasury Department that produces currency
Internal Revenue Service, IRS - the bureau of the Treasury Department responsible for tax collections
6.treasury - a depository (a room or building) where wealth and precious objects can be kept safelytreasury - a depository (a room or building) where wealth and precious objects can be kept safely
depositary, depository, repository, deposit - a facility where things can be deposited for storage or safekeeping

treasury

noun
1. funds, money, capital, finances, resources, assets, revenues, exchequer, coffers, wonga (slang) reconciling accounts with the central bank and its treasury
2. storehouse, bank, store, vault, hoard, cache, repository He had been compiling a treasury of jokes.
3. rich source, fund, mine, storehouse, repository, treasure house or trove These records are a treasury of information.
4. anthology, collection, digest, compilation, compendium, miscellany a treasury of stories for six year olds

treasury

noun
A place where one keeps one's valuables:
Translations
finančno ministrstvozakladnica

treasury

[ˈtreʒərɪ]
A. N
1. (Pol) the Treasuryla Secretaría de Hacienda
2. (fig) (= anthology) → antología f
B. CPD Treasury Bench N (Brit) (Pol) → banco m azul, banco m del gobierno
treasury bill, treasury bond N (US) → pagaré m del Tesoro, bono m del Tesoro
the Treasury Department N (US) (Pol) → la Secretaría de Hacienda
Treasury promissory note Npagaré m del Tesoro
Treasury stock N (Brit) → bonos mpl del Tesoro (US) → acciones fpl rescatadas
treasury warrant Nautorización f para pago de fondos públicos

treasury

[ˈtrɛʒəri] ntrésorerie f

Treasury

[ˈtrɛʒəri] Treasury Department (US) n
the Treasury (British)le Trésor (US)le Trésortreasury bill nbon m du Trésor

treasury

n
(Pol) the Treasury (Brit) the Treasury Department (US) → das Finanzministerium
(of society)Kasse f
(= anthology)Schatzkästlein nt, → Schatzgrube f

treasury

:
Treasury Bench
n (Brit) → Regierungsbank f(im Parlament)
Treasury bill
treasury bond
n (US) → Schatzobligation f
treasury note
n (US) → Schatzanweisung for -wechsel m

treasury

[ˈtrɛʒrɪ] n
a.tesoreria
the Treasury (Brit), the Treasury Department (Am) → il Ministero del Tesoro
b. (fig) → pozzo
References in classic literature ?
There was a dinner giving in the Harley Street establishment, while Little Dorrit was stitching at her father's new shirts by his side that night; and there were magnates from the Court and magnates from the City, magnates from the Commons and magnates from the Lords, magnates from the bench and magnates from the bar, Bishop magnates, Treasury magnates, Horse Guard magnates, Admiralty magnates,--all the magnates that keep us going, and sometimes trip us up.
A PUBLIC Treasury, feeling Two Arms lifting out its contents, exclaimed:
The camp-followers committed deplorable excesses; and, worse still, the soldiers found their way, by a guarded door, into the treasury of the Palace, and loaded themselves with gold and jewels.
Commerce, contributing to both these objects, must of necessity render the payment of taxes easier, and facilitate the requisite supplies to the treasury.
At the bottom of that staircase lies, probably, the cardinal's treasury of which folk tell such wonders, and we should only have to descend, empty a chest, shut the cardinal up in it, double lock it, go away, carrying off as much gold as we could, put back this orange-tree over the place, and no one in the world would ever ask us where our fortune came from -- not even the cardinal.
Inexperienced in government, she plunged into all manner of useless expenditure, and swamped her treasury almost in a day.
Moreover, the City glitters with beautiful gems, which might far better be used for rings, bracelets and necklaces; and there is enough money in the King's treasury to buy every girl in our Army a dozen new gowns.
When you consider how much that amount of money would buy, in that age and country, and how usual it was to be scrofulous, when not dead, you would understand that the annual king's-evil appropriation was just the River and Harbor bill of that government for the grip it took on the treasury and the chance it afforded for skinning the surplus.
You see, Barbara, he was sued at law by a merchant who had defrauded the Treasury in the matter of a contract.
The Senators and Representatives shall receive a Compensation for their Services, to be ascertained by Law, and paid out of the Treasury of the United States.
So naturally, simply, and gradually- just as he had come from Turkey to the Treasury in Petersburg to recruit the militia, and then to the army when he was needed there- now when his part was played out, Kutuzov's place was taken by a new and necessary performer.
These works, which I owe to the high talents and disinterested zeal of the above distinguished authors, could not have been undertaken, had it not been for the liberality of the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury, who, through the representation of the Right Honourable the Chancellor of the Exchequer, have been pleased to grant a sum of one thousand pounds towards defraying part of the expenses of publication.