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treasurer

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Pronunciation: /ˈtrɛʒ(ə)rə
 
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Definition of treasurer in English:

noun

1A person appointed to administer or manage the financial assets and liabilities of a society, company, local authority, or other body.
Example sentences
  • Male financial managers and treasurers were found to be earning 40% more than women in the same role.
  • The treasurer gave the financial account of the past year and the secretary gave an account of the yearly work undertaken and all officers were re-elected.
  • Even when he was the company's treasurer and chief financial officer in Europe, he went about his work quietly.
1.1Australian The minister of finance.
Example sentences
  • Prime ministers and treasurers don't have godly powers.
  • Flat taxes have been enthusiastically embraced in the post-communist countries of Eastern Europe and have spread like wild fire, much to the delight of their treasurers.
  • A treasurer resigned - and resigned from Parliament - because of promises trashed after an election just over a decade ago.
1.2 (also Lord Treasurer or Lord High Treasurer) British historical The head of the Exchequer.
Example sentences
  • After the accession of George I of Great Britain in September, 1714, no more Lord Treasurers were appointed.
  • There pile it in a heap, and the King shall be so well-pleased that he will make you Lord Treasurer.
  • The white staff laid down by the Duke of Somerset was given to the new earl who contrived to remain Lord Treasurer until his death, twenty-two years later.

Origin

Middle English: from Old French tresorier, from tresor (see treasure), influenced by late Latin thesaurarius.

Derivatives

treasurership

1
noun
Example sentences
  • For a minor post £200 or so would be offered, with competitive bids of £1,000 to £4,000 taken for such lucrative offices as the receivership of the court of wards or treasurership at war.
  • Many of the colony's laws for the years between 1735 and 1740 have been lost, so what happened to the public treasurership during that time is largely a matter of speculation.
  • Since retiring I have had a number of part time jobs and treasurerships which have kept me occupied, although I have now reduced this down to one day a week as it was interfering with my leisure time.

Words that rhyme with treasurer

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