Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Money deposited as security; specifically, a sum paid as security by a student on his matriculation in an English university.

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Examples

  • Newspaper advertising, the offspring of heavy stamp duties, a high rate of postage, and the heavy deposits of caution-money required by the government as security for good behavior, is within the reach of all who care to pay for it, and has turned the fourth page of every journal into a harvest field alike for the speculator and the Inland Revenue Department.

    A Distinguished Provincial at Paris

  • They pay down a certain sum, as caution-money, to some mandarin, and the latter answers for them.

    A Woman's Journey Round the World

  • Newspaper advertising, the offspring of heavy stamp duties, a high rate of postage, and the heavy deposits of caution-money required by the government as security for good behavior, is within the reach of all who care to pay for it, and has turned the fourth page of every journal into a harvest field alike for the speculator and the Inland

    Lost Illusions

  • "According to my ideas," said the judge, "the lender ought to have sued Roguin for the costs and the caution-money; but it sometimes happens at the Cour Royale that in matters even more plain than this the judges stand six against six."

    Rise and Fall of Cesar Birotteau

  • God to make up the whole to them, except they retained some in their own hands by way of caution-money.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume VI (Acts to Revelation)

  • “‘I shall pay the money over to your principal myself,’ said he, ‘so as to establish a lien on the purchase and caution-money.’

    Gobseck

  • “You can do so, as he is a foreigner, but you will have to pay caution-money.

    The memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

  • Here are the twelve louis caution-money, so you can get the magistrate’s order, and we will meet again to-morrow.”

    The memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

  • "'I shall pay the money over to your principal myself,' said he, 'so as to establish a lien on the purchase and caution-money.'

    Gobseck

  • "If you demand caution-money you may lose all," she said, laughing; "I thought you more magnanimous than you are.

    Bureaucracy

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