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.

2.

A fund or foundation for the maintenance of needy scholars in their studies; also, the sum given to the beneficiaries.

[Scot.]

3. Eccl.

An ornamental case of hold the corporal when not in use.

Shipley.

4.

An exchange, for merchants and bankers, in the cities of continental Europe. Same as Bourse.

5.

A kind of bazaar.

[Obs.]

She says she went to the burse for patterns. Old Play.

 

© Webster 1913.

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