from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A matter or affair involving the relationship of debtor and creditor; something in which money is concerned.
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Pleasant they had not been; but could the arranging and clinching of a complicated money-matter ever be pleasant?
'Emily,' he began, still with a remnant of artificial pleasantry, though his voice was not entirely under control, 'I want to explain that money-matter to you.
"A money-matter!" repeated Hippus, with tender approbation of his associate.
"It is a money-matter," said Veitel, shrugging his shoulders.
Observe, The first contention in the Christian church was about a money-matter; but it is a pity that the little things of this world should be makebates among those that profess to be taken up with the great things of another world.