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  3  definitions  found 
  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  ``  Maunder's 
  Treasury  of  Botany.'' 
  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 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  the  funds  of  a  government  or  institution  or  individual  [syn: 
  2:  the  government  department  responsible  for  collecting  and 
  managing  and  spending  public  revenues 
  3:  the  British  cabinet  minister  responsible  for  economic 
  strategy  [syn:  {Treasury},  {First  Lord  of  the  Treasury}] 
  4:  the  federal  department  that  collects  revenue  and  administers 
  federal  finances;  the  Treasury  Department  was  created  in 
  1789  [syn:  {Department  of  the  Treasury},  {Treasury 
  Department},  {Treasury}] 
  5:  a  depository  (a  room  or  building)  where  wealth  and  precious 
  objects  can  be  kept  safely 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  (Matt.  27:6;  Mark  12:41;  John  8:20).  It  does  not  appear  that 
  there  was  a  separate  building  so  called  The  name  was  given  to 
  the  thirteen  brazen  chests,  called  "trumpets,"  from  the  form  of 
  the  opening  into  which  the  offerings  of  the  temple  worshippers 
  were  put  These  stood  in  the  outer  "court  of  the  women."  "Nine 
  chests  were  for  the  appointed  money-tribute  and  for  the 
  sacrifice-tribute,  i.e.,  money-gifts  instead  of  the  sacrifices; 
  four  chests  for  freewill-offerings  for  wood,  incense,  temple 
  decoration,  and  burnt-offerings"  (Lightfoot's  Hor.  Heb.). 

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