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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The inherited wealth of established upper-class families.
  • n. A person, family, or lineage possessing inherited wealth: married old money.

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  • n. Families that have been wealthy for generations or members of such families.
  • n. The monetary system used in the United Kingdom before decimalisation (1971) and consisting of pounds, shillings, pence and farthings.
  • n. The imperial system of measurement, as opposed to the metric system.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the inherited wealth of established upper-class families

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