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Definition of Treasury


  1. A place or building in which stores of wealth are deposited; especially, a place where public revenues are deposited and kept, and where money is disbursed to defray the expenses of government; hence, also, the place of deposit and disbursement of any collected funds.
  2. That department of a government which has charge of the finances.
  3. A repository of abundance; a storehouse.
  4. Hence, a book or work containing much valuable knowledge, wisdom, wit, or the like; a thesaurus; as, " Maunder's Treasury of Botany."
  5. A treasure.

Treasury Quotations

If taxation without consent is robbery, the United States government has never had, has not now, and is never likely to have, a single honest dollar in its treasury. If taxation without consent is not robbery, then any band of robbers have only to declare themselves a government, and all their robberies are legalized.
Lysander Spooner

Memory is the treasury and guardian of all things.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

Alexander Hamilton started the U.S. Treasury with nothing, and that was the closest our country has ever been to being even.
Will Rogers

The streets and alleys of the ward were notoriously filthy, and the contractors habitually neglected them, not failing, however, to draw their regular payments from the city treasury.
Ray Stannard Baker

Prosperity cannot be restored by raids upon the public Treasury.
Herbert Hoover
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Treasury Translations

treasury in German is Schatzamt, Schatzkammer
treasury in Latin is thesaurus
treasury in Swedish is skattkammare, finansdepartementet
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