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seed money

capital for the initial stages of a new business or other enterprise, especially for the initial operating costs.
Origin of seed money
First recorded in 1940-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Barclay had figured out the seed money from the sale of the mortgages.

    A Certain Rich Man

    William Allen White
British Dictionary definitions for seed money

seed money

money used for the establishment of an enterprise
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