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  • n. One who funds.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who is in favor of funding a debt or debts, or of providing a sinking-fund for the gradual extinction of debt.
  • n. Specifically In U. S. politics, from about 1878 onward, a Virginian who was in favor of funding and paying the entire debt of the State (less the quota properly falling upon West Virginia), in distinction from a so-called readjuster, who advocated the repudiation of a part of the debt.


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  • Houston home builder Bob Perry, the main funder for the "Swift Boat" attacks against Democratic presidential candidate John F. Kerry in 2004, has given $4 million this year to the Republican Governors Association (RGA), which can accept unlimited contributions.

    GOP candidates surge ahead in fundraising

  • Yesterday, we noted that anti-tax activist Tim Eyman had yet to get a check from his main funder, retired financial adviser Mark Dunmire.

    Eyman Loans His Initiative Campaign $50,000 « PubliCola

  • [Bellant (CC) 38, 54] Another Conservative Caucus board member and funder is Richard Shoff, a North Carolina businessman whose questionable business practices have brought him the attention of local newspapers, trade associations, and the Better Business Bureau.

    Archive 2007-10-01

  • Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP) and to the effective nationalization of the commercial paper market, meaning that the Federal Reserve has become the primary short-term funder of major American corporations.

    Crooks and Liars

  • HONG KONG – The right-wing US advocacy group Freedom’s Watch is reportedly shutting down, as its main funder, casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, becomes one of the high-profile casualties of the global economic downturn.

    sheldon adelson’s chinese connections

  • The intelligence report, in which the United Arab Emirates was identified as a funder and Prince as a participant, was given to the AP on condition its author and agency not be disclosed because the document was confidential.

    Blackwater founder trains Somalis to fight pirates

  • Among them are to thoroughly answer the questions asked by the funder, follow the application's format, and to make sure that the funder is the best target for the project that is proposed.

    Daniel Krotz: How to Write a Grant

  • The intelligence report, in which the United Arab Emirates was identified as a funder and

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • Koch is best known as the funder of global warming-denying think tanks and the right-wing echo chamber that regurgitates their claims.

    Express Milwaukee

  • But you are not a "funder", you are a shareholder with just a small voice among the other shareholders.

    Libertarian Blog Place


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