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press money

noun British Obsolete.
  1. prest money.
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Origin of press money

First recorded in 1550–60
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Examples from the Web for press money

Historical Examples

  • They came again to give me press-money; but I would take none.

    George Fox

    George Fox

  • Who would palter at press-money When he heard that sea-cry vast?

    Songs from Vagabondia

    Bliss Carman and Richard Hovey

  • Press-money, proposition that those who refused it should be tried by martial law, iii.