Meaning of “bursar” in the English Dictionary

"bursar" in English

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bursarnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbɜː.sər/ us /ˈbɝː.sɚ/

Examples from literature

  • Other officers are the vice-master, the bursar or treasurer, lecturers, assistant-lecturers, assistant-tutors, four chaplains, and the librarian. 
  • Since you are bursar for the lunch, said the secretary, I will buy the ferry tickets, and he did so. 
  • You are quite sure there are no omissions here? asked the Duke of the bursar. 

(Definition of “bursar” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bursar" in American English

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bursarnoun [ C ]

us /ˈbɜr·sər/

the person in a university or school who is responsible for its finances

(Definition of “bursar” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"bursar" in Business English

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bursarnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbɜːsər/ us

FINANCE the person in a college, school, or university who is responsible for controlling its money:

A committee on college rents was formed, which included students, senior members, and the bursar.

(Definition of “bursar” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)