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burse

[burs] /bɜrs/
noun
1.
a pouch or case for some special purpose.
2.
  1. a fund to provide allowances for students.
  2. an allowance so provided.
3.
Ecclesiastical. a case or receptacle for a corporal.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English < Anglo-French < Late Latin bursa purse; see bursa
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British Dictionary definitions for burses

burse

/bɜːs/
noun
1.
(mainly RC Church) a flat case used at Mass as a container for the corporal
2.
(Scot)
  1. a fund providing allowances for students
  2. the allowance provided
Word Origin
C19: from Medieval Latin bursa purse
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