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Origin of tontine
Words nearby tontine
Example sentences from the Web for tontine
"Ay, hearty enough for a tontine," said the lean little old man; his sinews were wiry, and his eye bright.Cousin Betty|Honore de Balzac
I have not only not gained the tontine—I have lost the leather business!'The Wrong Box|Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne
The suspense over, Tontine began to cry; that followed naturally, of course.Bayou Folk|Kate Chopin
The last of the celebrated coffee houses of New York bore the name, Tontine coffee house.All About Coffee|William H. Ukers
A good many years ago we were asked to take shares in a tontine, and complied.
British Dictionary definitions for tontine
- an annuity scheme by which several subscribers accumulate and invest a common fund out of which they receive an annuity that increases as subscribers die until the last survivor takes the whole
- the subscribers to such a scheme collectively
- the share of each subscriber
- the common fund accumulated
- (as modifier)a tontine fund