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n. pl. bur·sa·ries
1. A treasury, especially of a public institution or religious order.
2. Chiefly British A scholarship granted to a university student in need.
[Medieval Latin bursāria, from bursa, purse; see bursa.]
bur·sar′i·al (bər-sâr′ē-əl) adj.
n, pl -ries
1. (Education) Also called: bursarship a scholarship or grant awarded esp in Scottish and New Zealand schools, universities etc
a. the treasury of a college, etc
b. the bursar's room in a college
bur•sa•ry(ˈbɜr sə ri)
n., pl. -ries.
1. the treasury of a monastery.
2. Brit. a college scholarship.
[1530–40; < Medieval Latin]
the treasury, especially of a college. See also learning.See also: Finance