Purser

Purs"er

(?), n. [See Purse, and cf. Bursar.]
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1. (Naut.) A commissioned officer in the navy who had charge of the provisions, clothing, and public moneys on shipboard; -- now called paymaster.
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2. A clerk on steam passenger vessels whose duty it is to keep the accounts of the vessels, such as the receipt of freight, tickets, etc.
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3. Colloquially, any paymaster or cashier.
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Purser's name (Naut.), a false name. [Slang]
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