Etymology
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bursar (n.)

"treasurer of a college," 1580s, from Anglo-Latin burser "treasurer" (13c.), from Medieval Latin bursarius "purse-bearer," from bursa "bag, purse" (see purse (n.)). Also, in Scotland, "student in a college who receives an allowance from a fund for his subsistence" (1560s). Related: Bursarial.

updated on September 03, 2017

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Definitions of bursar from WordNet

bursar (n.)
the treasurer at a college or university;
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