earnest money

noun Law.

money given by a buyer to a seller to bind a contract.

Nearby words

  1. earned run,
  2. earned run average,
  3. earned surplus,
  4. earner,
  5. earnest,
  6. earnestly,
  7. earnings,
  8. earnings per share,
  9. earnings related supplement,
  10. earom

Origin of earnest money

First recorded in 1550–60

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