- an official in charge of the financial management of a school, college, or university
- chiefly Scot NZ a student holding a bursary
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bur•sar /ˈbɜrsɚ, -sɑr/USA pronunciation n. [countable]WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
- Business, Educationa treasurer or business officer, esp. of a college or university:Go to the bursar's office and pick up your check.
bur•sar (bûr′sər, -sär),USA pronunciation n.
- Business, Educationa treasurer or business officer, esp. of a college or university.
- Education, World History(in the Middle Ages) a university student.
- 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
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bursar /ˈbɜːsə/ n
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