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coffer (n.)

mid-13c., "box or chest used for keeping valuables," from Old French cofre "a chest" (12c., Modern French coffre), from Latin cophinus "basket" (see coffin). Hence coffers, in a figurative sense, "a treasury; the wealth and pecuniary resources of a person, institution, etc.," late 14c.

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Definitions of coffer from WordNet

coffer (n.)
an ornamental sunken panel in a ceiling or dome;
Synonyms: caisson / lacunar
coffer (n.)
a chest especially for storing valuables;
From wordnet.princeton.edu