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]
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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. With bills, as you correctly state, I'm punctuality itself: A man may surely claim his dues: But, when there's money to be lent, A man must be allowed to choose Such times as are convenient!'
IL-4, IL-6, IL-10, TNF-[alpha], and cytokine-induced neutrophil chemoattractant 1 (CINC1) were determined in the BALF, the PeLF, and lungs, livers, and spleen homogenates by enzyme-linked immunoassay (ELISA) using commercial kits (R&D Systems Inc., Minneapolis, MN, USA).
When you get what you want in your struggle for pelf,
Against the smooth, slick and well-spun Blairite politician Corbyn could boast his 'authenticity', that he was uncontaminated by the New Labour regime and had proven his immunity to the lure of pelf, power and privilege.
He goes on to add that the taste of power and pelf has erased the finer instincts of democracy and justice unfortunately.
One of the magicians came to know by his magical powers that the Raja had buried all his treasures and pelf under water by using the pig tooth.
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?--Unique, impressive, inherently fascinating, "The Ash and The Thorn: God on Trial?" is a one-of-a-kind anthology of exceptionally well crafted verse that is very highly recommended for community and academic library Contemporary Poetry collections.
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.
It's all about power and pelf here." London- based Ray is in the Capital to promote his latest book, Cricket World Cup: The Indian Challenge .
In recent years, legal scholars, regulators, and the media have focused intensely on the visible segment of this new market: new investment firms, such as Burford and Juridica, that invest in litigation by making capital contributions covering litigation costs in return for a share of the litigation proceeds, should any be awarded (private equity litigation funding or 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.