Burse

Burse

(), n. [LL. bursa, or F. bourse. See Bourse, and cf. Bursch, Purse.] 1. A purse; also, a vesicle; a pod; a hull. [Obs.] Holland.
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2. A fund or foundation for the maintenance of needy scholars in their studies; also, the sum given to the beneficiaries. [Scot.]
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3. (Eccl.) An ornamental case of hold the corporal when not in use. Shipley.
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4. An exchange, for merchants and bankers, in the cities of continental Europe. Same as Bourse.
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5. A kind of bazaar. [Obs.]
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She says she went to the burse for patterns.
Old Play.
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