Press money
Press Press, n. [For prest, confused with press.] A commission to force men into public service, particularly into the navy. [1913 Webster]

I have misused the king's press. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{Press gang}, or {Pressgang}, a detachment of seamen under the command of an officer empowered to force men into the naval service. See {Impress gang}, under {Impress}.

{Press money}, money paid to a man enlisted into public service. See {Prest money}, under {Prest}, a. [1913 Webster]


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