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English Dictionary: Treasuries by the DICT Development Group
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From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Treasury \Treas"ur*y\, n.; pl. {Treasuries}. [OE. tresorie, F.
      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
      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, [bd] Maunder's
            Treasury of Botany.[b8]
      5. A treasure. [Obs.] --Marston.
      {Board of treasury}, the board to which is intrusted the
            management of all matters relating to the sovereign's
            civil list or other revenues. [Eng.] --Brande & C.
      {Treasury bench}, the first row of seats on the right hand of
            the Speaker in the House of Commons; -- so called because
            occupied by the first lord of the treasury and chief
            minister of the crown. [Eng.]
      {Treasury lord}. See {Lord high treasurer of England}, under
            {Treasurer}. [Eng.]
      {Treasury note} (U. S. Finance), a circulating note or bill
            issued by government authority from the Treasury
            Department, and receivable in payment of dues to the
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