Definition of Bursary

1. Noun. The treasury of a public institution or religious order.

Generic synonyms: Exchequer, Treasury

Definition of Bursary

1. n. The treasury of a college or monastery.

Definition of Bursary

1. Noun. A monetary award to university students that allows them to continue their studies. ¹

2. Noun. (dated) The treasury of a religious order or public institution. ¹

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Definition of Bursary

1. a college treasury [n -RIES]

Medical Definition of Bursary

1. Origin: LL. Bursaria. See Bursar. 1. The treasury of a college or monastery. 2. A scholarship or charitable foundation in a university, as in scotland; a sum given to enable a student to pursue his studies. "No woman of rank or fortune but would have a bursary in her gift." Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bursary

bursa trochanterica musculi glutei minimi
bursae subtendineae musculi sartorii
bursae trochantericae musculi glutei medii
bursal abscess
bursal cyst
bursal synovitis
bursary (current term)

Literary usage of Bursary

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1. Calendar by Japan -- Woman's university (1889)
"Smart Bursar? in Engineering This bursary was founded in March 1883, by JAMES SMART, Esq., of Brechin. It consists of the free proceeds of the sum of five ..."

2. Report by New South Wales Dept. of Education (1894)
bursary will be tenable for three years, subject to good reports from teachers ... When a pupil holding a bursary must necessarily board away from home in ..."

3. Macmillan's Magazine by David Masson, George Grove, John Morley, Mowbray Morris (1864)
"That peculiarity is its bursary System. I say is, for I hope it still exists. But what is a bursary, and what is or was the bursary System of that ..."

4. History of the University of Edinburgh: From Its Foundation by Andrew Dalzel, Cosmo Innes (1862)
"Mr. Joseph Ferguson preferred to bursary of Divinity on Buchanan of that ... Thomas Blacklock preferred to bursary of Philosophy on Dr. Johnston's ..."

5. History of George Heriot's Hospital: With a Memoir of the Founder : Together by Frederick William Bedford, William Steven (1859)
"I. This bursary, in terms of Dr Blair's Will, can be held only by a young man ... No young man can be eligible to this or any other Divinity bursary till he ..."

6. A guide to degrees in arts, science, literature, law, music, and divinity by Edwin Wooton (1883)
"A. Johnston bursary: Each bursar is entitled to hold the Archibald Johnston ... No one is permitted to hold the bursary along with any other bursary in the ..."

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