Earles penny
Earles penny Earles" pen`ny [Cf. {Arles}, 4th {Earnest}.] Earnest money. Same as {Arles penny}. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

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  • earles-penny — earles penny, or earl s penny Money given in part payment. See earnest …   Black's law dictionary

  • earles-penny — earles penny, or earl s penny Money given in part payment. See earnest …   Black's law dictionary

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

  • earles-penny — A piece of money given as an earnest to bind a bargain …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • earles —  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

  • earl's penny — earles penny, or earl s penny Money given in part payment. See earnest …   Black's law dictionary

  • earl's penny — earles penny, or earl s penny Money given in part payment. See earnest …   Black's law dictionary

  • 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • Earnest — Ear nest, n. [Prob. corrupted fr. F. arrhes, L. arra, arrha, arrhabo, Gr. arrabw n, of Semitic origin, cf. Heb. [=e]r[=a]v[=o]n; or perh. fr. W. ernes, akin to Gael. earlas, perh. fr. L. arra. Cf. {Arles}, {Earles penny}.] 1. Something given, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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