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English definition of “purse”


noun [C usually singular] (AMOUNT TO SPEND)    /pɜːs/ US  /pɝːs/
the total amount of money that an organization or government has available for spending : Having a lot of people out of work places a large drain on the public purse.Savings, interest and capital
(Definition of purse noun (AMOUNT TO SPEND) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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