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noun accumulation, bank, cache, capital, central money office, coffer, deposit, depository, depot, exchequer, fund, place of deposit, purse, receptacle, repertory, repository, reservatory, reserve, reserve fund, safe, store, storehouse, strongbox, thesaurus, till, treasure house, vault
See also: arsenal, collection, depository, repository, selection, store


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.

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.

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With the royal treasury in a state of falter, and the arrival of time travelers from the future and the threat of attack from evil people looming over his head, Robert is truly 'A Prince in Need.
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).
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 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.

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