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war chest

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noun
  1. money set aside or scheduled for a particular purpose or activity, as for a political campaign or organizational drive.
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Origin of war chest

An Americanism dating back to 1900–05
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Examples from the Web for war chest

Historical Examples

  • But further, every family put its surplus of goods into the war-chest.

    Bulgaria

    Frank Fox

  • But further, every family has put its surplus of goods into the war-chest.

  • One of the bronze plates which decorated the exterior of the war-chest of the legio III.

  • He saves from his frugal wages to support the union and to swell the funds in its war-chest.

  • M. Mermeix insisted to M. Fleury that the General's war-chest was supplied by voluntary subscriptions.

    France and the Republic

    William Henry Hurlbert


British Dictionary definitions for war chest

war chest

noun
  1. a fund collected for a specific purpose, such as an election campaign
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