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Definition of Treasury

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

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

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

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

When oil and gas prices went up dramatically and filled up the state treasury, I sent a large share of that revenue back where it belonged - directly to the people of Alaska.
Sarah Palin

The whole of government needs to contribute to the shared goal of restructuring the British economy. But that means taking on the myth that the Treasury either knows best or can run it all. It just doesn't.
David Miliband
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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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