Glove money


Also found in: Idioms.
A tip or gratuity to servants, professedly to buy gloves with.
(Eng. Law.) A reward given to officers of courts; also, a fee given by the sheriff of a county to the clerk of assize and judge's officers, when there are no offenders to be executed.

See also: Glove, Glove

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She brought him the anti- tobacco remedy, purchased out of her glove money, and in a few days forgot all about it.