- money set aside or scheduled for a particular purpose or activity, as for a political campaign or organizational drive.
Origin of war chest
An Americanism dating back to 1900–05
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Examples from the Web for war chest
But further, every family put its surplus of goods into the war-chest.Bulgaria
But further, every family has put its surplus of goods into the war-chest.The Balkan Peninsula
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.Socialism and Democracy in Europe
Samuel P. Orth
M. Mermeix insisted to M. Fleury that the General's war-chest was supplied by voluntary subscriptions.France and the Republic
William Henry Hurlbert
- a fund collected for a specific purpose, such as an election campaign
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