(Treas"ur*er*ship), n. The office of treasurer.
(Treas"ur*ess), n. A woman who is a treasurer. [R.]
(Treas"ure-trove`) n. [Treasure + OF. trové, F. trouvé, p. p. of OF. trover to find, F. trouver.
See Trover.] (Common Law) Any money, bullion, or the like, found in the earth, or otherwise hidden,
the owner of which is not known. In England such treasure belongs to the crown; whereas similar treasure
found in the sea, or upon the surface of the land, belongs to the finder if no owner appears.
(Treas"ur*y) n.; pl. Treasuries [OE. tresorie, F. trésorerie.]
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 finances.
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