trea·sury /ˈtrɛʒ(ə)ri, ˈtre-/
Treas·ur·y n.; pl. Treasuries
1. 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.
2. That department of a government which has charge of the finances.
3. A repository of abundance; a storehouse.
4. Hence, a book or work containing much valuable knowledge, wisdom, wit, or the like; a thesaurus; as, “ Maunder's Treasury of Botany.”
5. A treasure. [Obs.]
Board of treasury, the board to which is intrusted the management of all matters relating to the sovereign's civil list or other revenues. [Eng.] --Brande & C.
Treasury bench, the first row of seats on the right hand of the Speaker in the House of Commons; -- so called because occupied by the first lord of the treasury and chief minister of the crown. [Eng.]
Treasury lord. See Lord high treasurer of England, under Treasurer. [Eng.]
Treasury note U. S. Finance, a circulating note or bill issued by government authority from the Treasury Department, and receivable in payment of dues to the government.
n 1: the funds of a government or institution or individual [syn:
2: the government department responsible for collecting and
managing and spending public revenues
3: the British cabinet minister responsible for economic
strategy [syn: First Lord of the Treasury]
4: the federal department that collects revenue and administers
federal finances; the Treasury Department was created in
1789 [syn: Department of the Treasury, Treasury
Department, United States Treasury]
5: a depository (a room or building) where wealth and precious
objects can be kept safely
(Matt. 27:6; Mark 12:41; John 8:20). It does not appear that
there was a separate building so called. The name was given to
the thirteen brazen chests, called "trumpets," from the form of
the opening into which the offerings of the temple worshippers
were put. These stood in the outer "court of the women." "Nine
chests were for the appointed money-tribute and for the
sacrifice-tribute, i.e., money-gifts instead of the sacrifices;
four chests for freewill-offerings for wood, incense, temple
decoration, and burnt-offerings" (Lightfoot's Hor. Heb.).