One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A person appointed to administer or manage the financial assets and liabilities of a society, company, local authority, or other body.
clerk, bank clerk, teller, bank teller, banker, bursar, purserView synonyms
- ‘Church treasurers and financial secretaries should serve for limited terms, such as two or three years.’
- ‘There will be a report from the treasurer about the financial situation, which is expected to be good.’
- ‘Some of the recommendations were specific - say, creating Web portals for certain client groups, like corporate treasurers.’
- ‘It will be for individual treasurers to manage, but advice and training will be provided in regional meetings shortly to be announced from Church House.’
- ‘He was also the treasurer of the Society for Italic Handwriting, his affiliation being reflected in his own exquisite copper-plate handwriting.’
- ‘And to their credit, corporate treasurers have been heeding Greenspan's repeated hand signals that rates will go up.’
- ‘Corporate-level treasurers earned an average of $245,700 in the form of options and other long-term incentives.’
- ‘Male financial managers and treasurers were found to be earning 40% more than women in the same role.’
- ‘Even when he was the company's treasurer and chief financial officer in Europe, he went about his work quietly.’
- ‘Develop specific positions for your team, including president, vice president, treasurer, and secretary.’
- ‘They offer a valuable training in democratic politics and many cabinet ministers have begun their careers as local chairmen, treasurers, and councillors.’
- ‘It was Jim, the company's vice president and treasurer, who discovered that something was amiss.’
- ‘The state treasurer also appoints a technical advisory board to provide information and advice to the board.’
- ‘The treasurer presented her financial report and it proved very satisfactory.’
- ‘The fact is, many finance chiefs and corporate treasurers are already familiar with the deal structure - it's similar to the way the U.S. government auctions treasury bills and notes to institutional investors.’
- ‘Soon after a brokerage house picked up coverage on the company, the broker's bankers approached the treasurer with a new financing vehicle.’
- ‘The treasurer gave the financial account of the past year and the secretary gave an account of the yearly work undertaken and all officers were re-elected.’
- ‘And corporate treasurers cheered because their borrowing costs are linked to Treasury yields.’
- ‘The Financial Services Modernization Act, passed in the waning days of last year's session of Congress, couldn't have come at a better time for corporate treasurers.’
- ‘Once again, the church board should prescribe the financial reporting it will receive from the church treasurer or business administrator.’
- 1.1Australian The minister of finance.
- ‘I tell you what, as things are at present, I cannot possibly speak to Lord Treasurer for anybody.’
- ‘Prime ministers and treasurers don't have godly powers.’
- ‘In the 1973-74 crises, monetary policy lay in the hands of the treasurer.’
- ‘Flat taxes have been enthusiastically embraced in the post-communist countries of Eastern Europe and have spread like wild fire, much to the delight of their treasurers.’
- ‘A treasurer resigned - and resigned from Parliament - because of promises trashed after an election just over a decade ago.’
- 1.2British historical The head of the Exchequer.
- ‘It is difficult to explain why there should be another extended biography prepared of William Cecil, Lord Burghley, who was Lord High Treasurer of England in the reign of Elizabeth.’
- ‘After the accession of George I of Great Britain in September, 1714, no more Lord Treasurers were appointed.’
- ‘The white staff laid down by the Duke of Somerset was given to the new earl who contrived to remain Lord Treasurer until his death, twenty-two years later.’
- ‘On the death of Burleigh he became Lord High Treasurer of England.’
- ‘There pile it in a heap, and the King shall be so well-pleased that he will make you Lord Treasurer.’
Middle English: from Old French tresorier, from tresor (see treasure), influenced by late Latin thesaurarius.
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