Arles penny
Arles Arles, n. pl. [Cf. F. arrhes, Scot. airles. Cf. {Earles penny}.] An earnest; earnest money; money paid to bind a bargain. [Scot.] [1913 Webster]

{Arles penny}, earnest money given to servants. --Kersey. [1913 Webster]


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  • arles-penny — arleˈ penny or arlesˈ penny noun • • • Main Entry: ↑arles …   Useful english dictionary

  • Arles — Arles, n. pl. [Cf. F. arrhes, Scot. airles. Cf. {Earles penny}.] An earnest; earnest money; money paid to bind a bargain. [Scot.] [1913 Webster] {Arles penny}, earnest money given to servants. Kersey. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • arles-panny — North Country (Newcastle) Words an ernest penny, paid down to bind a bargain; money given to servants when they are hired …   English dialects glossary

  • arles —  money paid to bind a bargain, called earnest, or an carles penny. N. EREN, British, to tie. See Borlase s Glossary. York …   A glossary of provincial and local words used in England

  • airle-penny — ˈer(ə)lˌ noun Etymology: older Scots arlis penny, from arlis (alteration of arles) + penny more at arles : arles …   Useful english dictionary

  • Earles penny — Earles pen ny [Cf. {Arles}, 4th {Earnest}.] Earnest money. Same as {Arles penny}. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • arle-penny — arleˈ penny or arlesˈ penny noun • • • Main Entry: ↑arles …   Useful english dictionary

  • History of the English penny (c. 600-1066) — After Rome: prelude to the Anglo Saxon coinageAt the end of the fourth century, the Roman provinces of Britain were still part of a vibrant and quite efficient economic and monetary system that stretched over the whole Roman world. Precious metal …   Wikipedia

  • God's penny —    , luck money, earnest money    Three separate but linked customary practices are concerned with the exchange of money between individuals. At least from the medieval period onwards, the handing over of God s penny (which could be any amount… …   A Dictionary of English folklore

  • Earnest payment — An earnest payment (sometimes called earnest money or simply earnest, or alternatively a good faith deposit) is a deposit towards the purchase of real estate or publicly tendered government contract made by a buyer or registered contractor to… …   Wikipedia

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