Earnest-money

  • 1 earnest money — earnest mon·ey n: money used as earnest Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. earnest money …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 Earnest money — 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 earnest money — money given to a seller by a buyer to demonstrate the buyer s good faith. If the deal falls through, the deposit is usually forfeited. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * earnest money earnest money ➔ money * * * earnest money UK US noun [U] ►… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 4 Earnest Money — A deposit made to a seller showing the buyer s good faith in a transaction. Often used in real estate transactions, earnest money allows the buyer additional time when seeking financing. Earnest money is typically held jointly by the seller and… …

    Investment dictionary

  • 5 earnest money — A sum of money paid by a buyer at the time of entering a contract to indicate the intention and ability of the buyer to carry out the contract. Normally such earnest money is applied against the purchase price. Often the contract provides for… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 6 earnest money — A sum of money paid by a buyer at the time of entering a contract to indicate the intention and ability of the buyer to carry out the contract. Normally such earnest money is applied against the purchase price. Often the contract provides for… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 7 earnest money — money paid as security …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 8 earnest money — noun money given by a buyer to a seller to bind a contract • Syn: ↑arles • Hypernyms: ↑earnest …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 9 earnest money — noun Money paid as a deposit to show intent to buy or to reserve an item to be purchased; especially, money accompanying an offer to buy real estate …

    Wiktionary

  • 10 earnest-money — n. Earnest, pay in advance (to bind a bargain), handsel …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 11 earnest money — Law. money given by a buyer to a seller to bind a contract. [1550 60] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 12 earnest money — ear nest mon,ey noun uncount AMERICAN money that you pay to show you intend to do what you have promised to do …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 earnest money — noun chiefly US money paid to confirm a contract …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 14 earnest money — /ˈɜnəst mʌni/ (say ernuhst munee) noun Law a nominal sum, not legally required but sometimes given as a token of intention to abide by a contract …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 15 earnest money —  Deposit made when entering into a contract …

    American business jargon

  • 16 earnest money —    see *God s penny …

    A Dictionary of English folklore

  • 17 earnest money — A downpayment of part of the purchase price made to bind the bargain. A part payment of the purchase price, within the meaning of the statute of frauds. Goddard v Monitor Mut. Fire Ins. Co. 108 Mass 54; 49 Am J1st Stat of F § 265. A downpayment… …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 18 earnest money contract — Also purchase agreement, purchase offer, sales agreement and earnest money contract. Agreement between buyer and seller of property which sets forth in general the price and terms of a proposed sale. Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal… …

    Law dictionary

  • 19 deposit of earnest money — See earnest money …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 20 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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