n. pl. bur·sa·ries
1. A treasury, especially of a public institution or religious order.
2. Chiefly British A scholarship granted to a university student in need.
[Medieval Latin bursāria, from bursa, purse; see BURSA.]
bur·sari·al (bər-sârē-əl) adj.
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