from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Money exacted from a coming tenant before the keys of the house are delivered to him.
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Ibrahim pulled out two dinars and gave them to him, saying, “Take these to key-money.”
[FN#51] For this "Haláwat al-Miftáh," or sweetmeat of the key-money, the French denier a Dieu, Old English "God's penny," see vol.vii. 212, and Pilgrimage i.
Ibrahim pulled out two dinars and gave them to him, saying, "Take these to key-money." [