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[trezh-er-er] /ˈtrɛʒ ər ər/
a person in charge of treasure or a treasury.
an officer of a government, corporation, association, or the like, in charge of the receipt, care, and disbursement of money.
Origin of treasurer
1250-1300; Middle English tresorer < Anglo-French < Late Latin thēsaurārius. See treasure, -er2
Related forms
treasurership, noun
undertreasurer, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for treasurer
  • Jobs are so scarce that the race for county treasurer has produced an unusually crowded field.
  • He was treasurer of the college in which her husband held a professorship.
  • He was afterwards made precentor, and then treasurer of the church.
  • It gave me a chance to secure a credit in the treasurer's office.
  • At the end of every three months they send this account to the treasurer, with the amount of the tax computed at the bottom of it.
  • The planners,treasurer, and budget managers must work in concert.
  • The state treasurer is the guardian of the state's money.
  • The treasurer manages and invests the state's money.
British Dictionary definitions for treasurer


a person appointed to look after the funds of a society, company, city, or other governing body
Derived Forms
treasurership, noun


(in the Commonwealth of Australia and each of the Australian states) the minister of finance
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Word Origin and History for treasurer

late 13c., from Old French tresorier, from tresor (see treasure (n.)).

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