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Ecclesiastical. the treasury of a monastery.
British. a college scholarship.
Historical Examples

The Dew of Their Youth S. R. Crockett
The Right Stuff Ian Hay
Guy Mannering, or The Astrologer, Complete, Illustrated Sir Walter Scott
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 3 Various
Wilson’s Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Volume I Various
The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volume II. Various
The Duel A. I. Kuprin
Chambers’s Journal of Popular Literature, Science, and Art, No. 681, January 13, 1877. Various
An Edinburgh Eleven J. M. Barrie
A Letter on Shakspere’s Authorship of The Two Noble Kinsmen William Spalding

noun (pl) -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



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