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British Dictionary definitions for table money

table money

noun
  1. an allowance for official entertaining of visitors, etc, esp in the army
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Historical Examples

  • An increased allowance of table-money was granted in lieu of several perquisites and advantages they had before enjoyed.

    How Britannia Came to Rule the Waves

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  • It will be seen that this grant of table-money had the effect of nearly doubling the pay of every captain on active service.