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

  • n. A fund raised for undesignated purposes, especially:
  • n. A fund raised by a group for corrupt practices, such as bribery or graft.
  • n. A fund used by a group, as for entertainment.
  • n. Money formerly raised by the sale of garbage from a warship to buy small items of luxury for the crew.

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  • n. Money stored for illegal or dishonest purposes.

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

  • n. a fund for buying votes or bribing public officials


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