The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Treasury \Treas"ur*y\, n.; pl. Treasuries. [OE. tresorie, F.
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
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 treasury and chief
minister of the crown. [Eng.]
Treasury lord. See Lord high treasurer of England, under
Treasury note (U. S. Finance), a circulating note or bill
issued by government authority from the Treasury
Department, and receivable in payment of dues to the