Definition of bursary in English:

bursary

Syllabification: bur·sa·ry
Pronunciation: /ˈbərsərē
 
/

noun (plural bursaries)

1chiefly British A scholarship to attend a college or university.
More example sentences
  • And regardless of financial plight, many schools award bursaries or grants to the children of parents employed in the armed forces or clergy, or as teachers.
  • Towards the end of this year, the Law Society of Namibia will again be looking for candidates to award bursaries for the study of law.
  • Previously the bank only awarded bursaries for studies in banking and related fields, she said.
2The treasury of an institution, especially a religious one.
More example sentences
  • My grant cheque arrived on time at the college bursary.
  • The duties are varied but will include secretarial support for the College Accountant and Land Agent as well as personal assistant in the Bursary.
  • There is a vacancy for a full-time Bursary Secretary/Administrator.

Origin

late 17th century (sense 2): from medieval Latin bursaria, from bursa 'bag, purse' (see bursa).

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