Public Treasury

  • (noun): A treasury for government funds.
    Synonyms: trough, till

Some articles on public treasury, treasury:

Umar II - Caliphate and His Own Era - Disdainful of Luxuries
... assets and finery meant for the caliph into the public treasury ... accepted gifts, and when he did he promptly deposited them in the public treasury ... daughter and sister to three caliphs in their turn—to donate her jewelry to the public treasury ...
Bayt Al-Mal - History - Welfare State
... The taxes (including Zakat and Jizya) collected in the treasury of an Islamic government were used to provide income for the needy, including the poor, elderly, orphans, widows, and the disabled ... conflict." Umar also made sure that the public treasury was not wasted on "unnecessary luxuries" as he believed that "the money would be better spent if it went towards the welfare ... the unemployed and their families receiving an allowance from the public treasury ...

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