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treasury (n.)

c. 1300, "room for treasure," from Old French tresorie "treasury" (11c.), from tresor (see treasure (n.)). Meaning "department of state that controls public revenue" is recorded from late 14c. An Old English word for "room for treasure" was maðm-hus and for "treasury," feo-hus (see fee).

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Definitions of treasury from WordNet
1
treasury (n.)
the funds of a government or institution or individual;
Synonyms: exchequer
treasury (n.)
the government department responsible for collecting and managing and spending public revenues;
treasury (n.)
a depository (a room or building) where wealth and precious objects can be kept safely;
2
Treasury (n.)
negotiable debt obligations of the United States government which guarantees that interest and principal payments will be paid on time;
Synonyms: Treasury obligations
Treasury (n.)
the British cabinet minister responsible for economic strategy;
Synonyms: First Lord of the Treasury
Treasury (n.)
the federal department that collects revenue and administers federal finances; the Treasury Department was created in 1789;
Synonyms: Department of the Treasury / Treasury Department / United States Treasury
From wordnet.princeton.edu