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bursar

[bur-ser, -sahr] /ˈbɜr sər, -sɑr/
noun
1.
a treasurer or business officer, especially of a college or university.
2.
(in the Middle Ages) a university student.
3.
Chiefly Scot. a student attending a university on a scholarship.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; < Medieval Latin bursārius a purse-keeper, treasurer (see bursa, -ar2); replacing late Middle English bouser, variant of bourser < Anglo-French; Old French borsier
Related forms
underbursar, noun
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Examples for bursar
  • Eventually he was bursar, then auditor of the college, serving fifty years on the faculty.
British Dictionary definitions for bursar

bursar

/ˈbɜːsə/
noun
1.
an official in charge of the financial management of a school, college, or university
2.
(mainly Scot & NZ) a student holding a bursary
Word Origin
C13: from Medieval Latin bursārius keeper of the purse, from bursa purse
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Word Origin and History for bursar
bursar
"treasurer of a college," 1580s, from Anglo-L. burser "treasurer" (13c.), from M.L. bursarius "purse-bearer," from bursa (see purse).
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