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n (often capitals)
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy)
a. (in Britain) an allowance voted by Parliament for the private expenses of the monarch: part of the civil list
b. (in other countries) a similar sum of money for the monarch
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an official of the royal household responsible for dealing with the monarch's private expenses. Full name: Keeper of the Privy Purse
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a sum from the public revenues allotted to the British sovereign for personal expenses.
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|Noun||1.||privy purse - allowance for a monarch's personal expenses|
allowance - an amount allowed or granted (as during a given period); "travel allowance"; "my weekly allowance of two eggs"; "a child's allowance should not be too generous"
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