Definition of “the Treasury” - English Dictionary

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“the Treasury” in British English

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the Treasurynoun

uk /ˈtreʒ.ər.i/ us /ˈtreʒ.ɚ.i/

the government department, in the UK and some other countries, that is responsible for financial matters such as spending and tax


  • The Treasury has announced new taxes.
  • She has a new job within the Treasury.
  • A spokesman for the Treasury said the Chancellor would make an announcement later in the week.

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

“treasury” in American English

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treasurynoun [ U ]

us /ˈtreʒ·ə·ri/

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

“the Treasury” in Business English

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the Treasurynoun [ S, + singular or plural verb ]


in the UK, US, and some other countries, the government department responsible for government spending, borrowing, tax, etc.:

the Treasury Department/Secretary
The Treasury estimates that the top 1% of earners will pay about 32.3% of all taxes this year.
The Secretary of the Treasury is the principal economic advisor to the US President.

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