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treasury

Pronunciation: /ˈtreʒəri/

Translation of treasury in Spanish:

noun/nombre (plural -ries)

  • 1 1.1 (public, communal funds) erario (masculine), tesoro (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • Derivatives are commonly packaged as ‘bond-like’ instruments and sold to the knuckleheads that manage things like pension funds and the treasuries of state and local governments.
    • At the same time, the central government was engaged in privatizing moribund state firms and assets, which supplemented the treasury's revenue intake.
    • He adds that it is necessary because, after he raised the corporate tax in the 1990s, funds to the treasury actually fell, as companies used loopholes to avoid taxes.
    1.2the Treasury o the treasury el fisco, la hacienda pública, el tesoro (público) Department of the Treasury (in US) Departamento (masculine) del Tesoro (de los Estados Unidos), ≈ ministerio (masculine) de Hacienda (before noun/delante del nombre) the Treasury Bench (in UK Parliament) los escaños de los miembros del Gobierno treasury stock (in US) autocartera (feminine) (in UK) bonos (masculine plural) del estado
  • 2 (anthology) antología (feminine) she's a treasury of local anecdotes se sabe montones de anécdotas del lugar
    Example sentences
    • As its publicity rightly says, ‘Kate's Kitchen’ is a ‘veritable treasury of gourmet delights’.
    • Some new translations and commentaries of ancient writings are veritable treasuries of ancient popular beliefs.
    • It's a veritable Winnie museum, a treasury of one woman's conceit of herself as the peppery, tartan Boadicea of truth, justice and parliamentary sub-committees.

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