from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A medieval kingdom of eastern and southeast France. It was formed in 933 and gradually split up after 1246.
- A city of south-central France on the Rhone River delta. A flourishing city in Roman times, it is the site of many ancient remains, including a Roman cemetery and an arena built in the second century A.D. Population: 52,600.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. An earnest; earnest money; money paid to bind a bargain.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Earnest-money given in confirmation of a bargain, contract, or agreement: a practice chiefly connected with the hiring of servants and with sales of goods where there is no writing and delivery is postponed.
- n. An earnest or foretaste.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. money given by a buyer to a seller to bind a contract
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