burse

burse

[burs]
noun
1.
a pouch or case for some special purpose.
2.
a.
a fund to provide allowances for students.
b.
an allowance so provided.
3.
Ecclesiastical. a case or receptacle for a corporal.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English < Anglo-French < Late Latin bursa purse; see bursa

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burse (bɜːs)
 
n
1.  chiefly RC Church a flat case used at Mass as a container for the corporal
2.  (Scot)
 a.  a fund providing allowances for students
 b.  the allowance provided
 
[C19: from Medieval Latin bursa purse]

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