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caution money

noun

  1. a sum of money deposited as security for good conduct, against possible debts, etc


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Example Sentences

They pay down a certain sum, as caution-money, to some mandarin, and the latter answers for them.

I was called upon to deposit no less than 11,000 at Belmont's bank as caution money on the signing of the contract.

You forfeit your ten thousand gulden caution-money: you shall never see that again.

It is now not only the want of the caution-money which separates him from you, but also that nasty bog called Debt.

By the intervention of her lawyer, and with my consent as her guardian, Bessy recovered her deposited caution-money.

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