noun, plural bur·sa·ries.
- Ecclesiastical. the treasury of a monastery.
- British. a college scholarship.
noun plural -ries
- Also called: bursarship a scholarship or grant awarded esp in Scottish and New Zealand schools, universities etc
- the treasury of a college, etc
- the bursar’s room in a college
“treasury,” 1690s, from Medieval Latin bursaria “treasurer’s room,” from bursarius (see ).