pelf


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pelf

 (pĕlf)
n.
Wealth or riches, especially when dishonestly acquired.

[Middle English, from Medieval Latin pelfra, pelfa, probably from Old French pelfre; see pilfer.]

pelf

(pɛlf)
n
derogatory money or wealth, esp if dishonestly acquired; lucre
[C14: from Old French pelfre booty; related to Latin pilāre to despoil]

pelf

(pɛlf)

n.
money, esp. of questionable source.
[1300–50; Middle English < Anglo-French; Old French pelfre, peufre booty]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pelf - informal terms for moneypelf - informal terms for money    
money - the most common medium of exchange; functions as legal tender; "we tried to collect the money he owed us"

pelf

noun
A great amount of accumulated money and precious possessions:
References in classic literature ?
One can't be too deliberate,' Said Paul, 'in parting with one's pelf.
But serious subdued discussions are going on among scholars and theologians who love the good of the church and want to refashion it according to the mind of Jesus, not according to the mind of empire builders in churches who are at best imitators of the political parties of our times going after power, position and pelf, not service to the needy when they fight for their particular Rites or brands of churchianity.
We were all handed copies of The Red Flag words with their often overblown verse (In suits today the weak and base /Whose minds are fixed on pelf and place.
Was not the universe made for this pelf, / That God, through man, should perceive Himself?
Earlier the HEC was facing the charges of issuance of fake degrees and the new scam has exposed the credibility of this institution as any one can get verify his fake degree by dint of his pelf and power from this commission.
As this Article documents, long before the emergence of PELF, companies advised by creative lawyers have experimented with trading in legal claims by incorporating them.
The US considered the region very significant for protecting its global interests and enhancing its power and pelf.
Either turf wars or sheer politics of power and pelf is consuming all the time and energy of status quo forces, while the country is slipping deeper into morass intractably.
Furthermore the failure of the law-makers to comply with the established fiscal laws of the country is indicative of their lack of faith in the integrity of the constitution of the country its institutions and the very system which provides them with all the benefits of power prestige and pelf.
Barring a few honorable exceptions, the profligacy, loot and plunder and corruption of the rulers in general and politics of power and pelf in particular during sixty seven years brought the country to brink of disaster.
One of the greatest benefits of modern civilization, in fact, is that life need not be merely a Hobbesian struggle for pelf and survival.
Narrow political considerations of patronage and pelf have not allowed economic reforms make any headway except the devolution of powers from the Federal to the Provincial Governments under the 18th Constitutional amendment and an enlarged share to the provinces out of Divisible Tax pool under the NFC award.