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the government department responsible for the administration of the nation's finances. Certain transactions (e.g. especially those involving non-resident companies controlled by UK residents) require Treasury consent before they can be lawfully effected.
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TREASURY. The place where treasure is kept the office of a treasurer. The term is more usually applied to the public than to a private treasury. Vide Department of the Treasury o the United States.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Therefore an object in the royal treasury need not have been produced in the Fatimid domain.
Work began on the real castle in 1283 and it cost pounds 22,000 - the equivalent to a year's income for the Royal Treasury.
Unfortunately, as a member of both the Council of Finance and the Council of Castile, Ramirez de Prado was in a strategic position to juggle accounts, accept bribes, and steal from the royal treasury (Dennis 158-59).
(4) These were the taxes collected by the Royal Treasury in towns and villages which were not granted exemption or where these taxes were non-transferable to individuals.
The setting for this historical fiction is during the reign of Henry VIII, when his government is systematically destroying monasteries throughout England and taking their land and possessions for the royal treasury. The central character is 17-year-old Colin, escaping a violent home life to live at the monastery in Glastonbury, one of the holiest sites of British Christendom.
The Tower, a mighty for-tress built by William the Conqueror to over-awe his Anglo-Saxon subjects, has been used as a royal palace, a military garrison, a royal treasury, an arsenal, the home of the Royal Mint, a government office building, a museum, a home of the Crown Jewels and a zoo.
The organization of the exchequer, coupled with the increased efficiency of the dispensation of justice, resulted in extremely effective collection of revenues for the royal treasury. The fiscal strength of Henry's reign is noteworthy, in spite of the drains on the treasury caused by wars in Normandy and unusual expenses such as the huge dowry of his daughter Maud.
The money took the royal treasury out of debt and the first English sea captain to circumnavigate the globe was knighted by a grateful Queen.
Were these distributed reasonably and deliberately, one could dispense with extraordinary gifts from the royal treasury and other income.
This applied to representatives of different branches of the royal treasury and of religious institutions such as monastic orders, the Society of Jesus, and convents and monasteries.

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