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treasury    : [tr'ɛʒɚi]
Treasury \Treas"ur*y\, n.; pl. {Treasuries}. [OE. tresorie, F.
tr['e]sorerie.]
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.
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2. That department of a government which has charge of the
finances.
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3. A repository of abundance; a storehouse.
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4. Hence, a book or work containing much valuable knowledge,
wisdom, wit, or the like; a thesaurus; as, " Maunder's
Treasury of Botany."
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5. A treasure. [Obs.] --Marston.
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{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.
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treasury
n 1: the funds of a government or institution or individual
[synonym: {treasury}, {exchequer}]
2: the government department responsible for collecting and
managing and spending public revenues
3: negotiable debt obligations of the United States government
which guarantees that interest and principal payments will be
paid on time [synonym: {Treasury}, {Treasury obligations}]
4: the British cabinet minister responsible for economic
strategy [synonym: {Treasury}, {First Lord of the Treasury}]
5: the federal department that collects revenue and administers
federal finances; the Treasury Department was created in 1789
[synonym: {Department of the Treasury}, {Treasury Department},
{Treasury}, {United States Treasury}]
6: a depository (a room or building) where wealth and precious
objects can be kept safely

180 Moby Thesaurus words for "treasury":
Fort Knox, Golconda, abundance, account, accumulation, advise,
amassment, appraise, archives, armory, arsenal, attend, attic,
available funds, backlog, balance in hand, bank, basement, bay,
bin, bonded warehouse, bookcase, box, budget, bunker, bursary,
buttery, cache, care for, cargo dock, cash, cash in hand,
cash register, cash supply, cashbox, cellar, chest, closet, coffer,
coin box, collection, collogue, commissariat, commissary, conduct,
confab, confabulate, conservatory, consider, consult, cornucopia,
crate, crib, cumulation, cupboard, deal with, deliberate,
depositary, depository, depot, do with, dock, doctor, drawer, dump,
eldorado, estimate, evaluate, exchequer, fisc, funds, gallery,
glory hole, go treat, godown, gold depository, gold mine, handle,
heap, hoard, hold, huddle, hutch, immediate resources, inventory,
larder, library, liquid assets, locker, lumber room, lumberyard,
magasin, magazine, manage, mass, material, materials, materiel,
mine, money chest, money in hand, moneys, munitions, museum, nurse,
parley, penny bank, piggy bank, pile, play, plenitude, plenty,
pork barrel, powwow, provisionment, provisions, public crib,
public till, public treasury, public trough, rack, rate, rations,
ready money, reason, regard, repertoire, repertory, repository,
reservoir, resources, respect, rick, safe, safe-deposit box, serve,
set up, shelf, shout, stack, stack room, stake, stand, stand treat,
stock, stock room, stock-in-trade, stockpile, storage, store,
storehouse, storeroom, stores, strong room, strongbox, study,
subtreasury, supplies, supply base, supply depot, supply on hand,
take, tank, the ready, think, till, treasure, treasure house,
treasure room, treasure trove, treasure-house, treat, use, value,
vat, vault, warehouse, weigh, wield, wine cellar

Treasury
(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.).



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