bursar

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈb3ːrr/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈbɝsɚ, -sɑr/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(bûrsər, -sär)


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
bur•sar /ˈbɜrsɚ, -sɑr/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. Business, Educationa treasurer or business officer, esp. of a college or university:Go to the bursar's office and pick up your check.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
bur•sar  (bûrsər, -sär),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Business, Educationa treasurer or business officer, esp. of a college or university.
  2. Education, World History(in the Middle Ages) a university student.
  3. Education, Scottish Terms[Chiefly Scot.]a student attending a university on a scholarship.
  • Anglo-French; Old French borsier
  • Medieval Latin bursārius a purse-keeper, treasurer (see bursa, -ar2); replacing late Middle English bouser, variant of bourser
  • 1400–50

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
bursar /ˈbɜːsə/ n
  1. an official in charge of the financial management of a school, college, or university
  2. chiefly Scot NZ a student holding a bursary
Etymology: 13th Century: from Medieval Latin bursārius keeper of the purse, from bursa purse
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