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A plural of money.


(Law) formal a plural of money


(ˈmʌn i)

n., pl. mon•eys, mon•ies,
adj. n.
1. any circulating medium of exchange, including coins, paper money, and demand deposits.
3. gold, silver, or other metal in pieces of convenient form stamped by public authority and issued as a medium of exchange and measure of value.
4. any article or substance used as a medium of exchange, means of payment, or measure of wealth.
5. a particular form or denomination of currency.
7. capital to be borrowed, loaned, or invested: mortgage money.
8. an amount or sum of money.
9. moneys or monies,Chiefly Law. pecuniary sums.
10. of or pertaining to money.
11. used for holding or handling money: a money drawer.
12. of or pertaining to capital or finance: the money business.
1. for my money, according to my opinion: For my money, she'd make a perfect president.
2. in the money, Informal.
a. financially successful; affluent.
b. finishing among the top winners, as of a race.
3. (right) on the money, Informal.
a. at just the exact spot or time; on target.
b. exhibiting or done with great accuracy or expertise.
[1250–1300; Middle English moneie < Middle French < Latin monēta; see mint2]
mon′ey•less, adj.


[ˈmʌniz] npl (= sums of money) → sommes fpl d'argent
References in classic literature ?
His steward came but brief while since,'' said the Jewess, ``panting with haste, to ask my father for certain monies, the price of wool the growth of Cedric's flocks, and from him I learned that Cedric and Athelstane of Coningsburgh had left Prince John's lodging in high displeasure, and were about to set forth on their return homeward.
According to my now well-developed theory he had certainly misappropriated his aged cousins' monies under power of attorney, and had probably driven poor Agnes Moultrie out of her wits, but I wished that he was not so gentle, and good-tempered, and innocent eyed.
I sent gifts and monies and gifts again to them, and they prophesied.