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Definition of bursary noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

bursary

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈbɜːsəri//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɜːrsəri//
 
(pl. bursaries) (especially British English) Teaching and learning, University life, Access to education
 
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an amount of money that is given to somebody so that they can study, usually at a college or university synonym grant, scholarship See related entries: Teaching and learning, University life, Access to education Word Origin late 17th cent. (in the sense of the bursar's room in a school or college): from medieval Latin bursaria, from bursa ‘bag, purse’, from Greek bursa ‘leather’.