Impress money
Impress Im"press, n.; pl. {Impresses}. 1. The act of impressing or making. [1913 Webster]

2. A mark made by pressure; an indentation; imprint; the image or figure of anything, formed by pressure or as if by pressure; result produced by pressure or influence. [1913 Webster]

The impresses of the insides of these shells. --Woodward. [1913 Webster]

This weak impress of love is as a figure Trenched in ice. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. Characteristic; mark of distinction; stamp. --South. [1913 Webster]

4. A device. See {Impresa}. --Cussans. [1913 Webster]

To describe . . . emblazoned shields, Impresses quaint. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

5. [See {Imprest}, {Press} to force into service.] The act of impressing, or taking by force for the public service; compulsion to serve; also, that which is impressed. [1913 Webster]

Why such impress of shipwrights? --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{Impress gang}, a party of men, with an officer, employed to impress seamen for ships of war; a {press gang}.

{Impress money}, a sum of money paid, immediately upon their entering service, to men who have been impressed. [1913 Webster]


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  • Impress — Im press, n.; pl. {Impresses}. 1. The act of impressing or making. [1913 Webster] 2. A mark made by pressure; an indentation; imprint; the image or figure of anything, formed by pressure or as if by pressure; result produced by pressure or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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