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An official in charge of funds, as at a college or university; a treasurer.
[Middle English burser, from Medieval Latin bursārius, from Late Latin bursa, purse; see bursa.]
1. (Education) an official in charge of the financial management of a school, college, or university
2. (Education) chiefly Scot and NZ a student holding a bursary
[C13: from Medieval Latin bursārius keeper of the purse, from bursa purse]
bur•sar(ˈbɜr sər, -sɑr)
a treasurer or business officer, esp. of a college or university.
[1400–50; late Middle English bouser, variant of bourser < Anglo-French; Old French borsier < Medieval Latin bursārius a purse-keeper, treasurer]