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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.
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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
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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.
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n → Schmiergelder pl, → Schmiergeldfonds m
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