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Definition a person in charge of controlling money — especially at a college or on board a ship
  • call the bursar's office about a different payment plan
  • They sent me to the bursar's office to get some petty cash.
  • "The bursar's office is going to break your legs if you don't pay your matriculation fees?"
    Meg Cabot  --  Queen of Babble
  • "No shoving there now!" shouted the Deputy Sub-Bursar in a fury.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • He nodded calmly and offered to escort me to the office of the bursar to ensure that there was no confusion regarding my admission "fee."
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • He seldom rallied the poor students of Montaigu on the ~cappettes~ from which they derived their name, or the bursars of the college of Dormans on their shaved tonsure, and their surtout parti-colored of bluish-green, blue, and violet cloth, ~azurini coloris et bruni~, as says the charter of the Cardinal des Quatre-Couronnes.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • The forms of the community emerged from the gust-blown vestments, the dean of studies, the portly florid bursar with his cap of grey hair, the president, the little priest with feathery hair who wrote devout verses, the squat peasant form of the professor of economics, the tall form of the young professor of mental science discussing on the landing a case of conscience with his class like a giraffe cropping high leafage among a herd of antelopes, the grave troubled prefect of the...
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • "Now," said the Deputy Sub-Bursar.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • The Deputy Sub-Bursar heard no more; he had slipped out of the vestibule and was looking up a number in the telephone book.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • "Ford!" said the Deputy Sub-Bursar, below his breath.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • "I say, Mr. Savage," said the Deputy Sub-Bursar, smiling propitiatingly.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • The bursar was an elderly, irritable man who became more irritable when he discovered he had to give money to me rather than the other way around.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • At six, when their working day was over, the two Groups assembled in the vestibule of the Hospital and were served by the Deputy Sub-Bursar with their soma ration.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World

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