Definition of bursar in English:

bursar

Syllabification: bur·sar
Pronunciation: /ˈbərsər
 
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noun

1A person who manages the financial affairs of a college or university.
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  • Conspiracy theories have been fuelled by evidence that the committee of college bursars has commissioned a report into rent levels but has refused to make its findings public.
  • Under this practice, the college bursar was compelled to hand out as much money as students might request at the beginning of the semester.
  • Earlier, colleagues at the university paid tribute to Mr Nicholson who worked as a bursar for three colleges over 24 years.
2chiefly Scottish A student attending a college or university on a scholarship.
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  • That programme has supported 463 students over 5 years, with bursars achieving an 80 to 95 percent pass rate.
  • The Bank awards £1,000 for each year of a bursar's degree programme.
  • The bursars will be chosen on the basis of the information provided to the University through those web pages, with financial need being the major determining factor.

Origin

late Middle English: from French boursier or (sense 1) medieval Latin bursarius, from bursa 'bag, purse' (see bursa).

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