slush fund


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slush fund

n.
1. A fund raised for undesignated purposes, especially:
a. A fund raised by a group for corrupt practices, such as bribery or graft.
b. A fund used by a group, as for entertainment.
2. Money formerly raised by the sale of garbage from a warship to buy small items of luxury for the crew.

slush fund

n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a fund for financing political or commercial corruption
2. (Nautical Terms) nautical US a fund accumulated from the sale of slush from the galley

slush′ fund`


n.
1. a sum of money used for illicit political purposes, as for buying influence.
2. a fund for a ship's crew, formerly raised from the sale of galley waste, for the purchase of small luxuries.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.slush fund - a fund for buying votes or bribing public officials
fund, monetary fund - a reserve of money set aside for some purpose
Translations

slush fund

nSchmiergelder pl, → Schmiergeldfonds m

slush fund

nfondi mpl neri
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