coffers

[ kaw-fer, kof-er ]SEE DEFINITION OF coffers
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Never had the coffers of the Holy See been fuller than at this moment.

The funds so realized go into the coffers of the Church, which is fit and proper.

Silver, gold, banknotes,—each and all were swept into the coffers of the "bank."

For the same reasons other financiers have closed their coffers to the sugar-planters.

It must be 10,000 piastres at least in the coffers of the Terra Santa.

You yourself have often told me: 'Study rather to fill your mind than your coffers.'

Did those hands ever receive gold from the coffers of an enemy?

Generations of Featherstones had eaten well into the coffers.

They were solid, and true as the coffers of the Bank of England.

It went into the coffers of the Government, or the pockets of the soldiers, not into his.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-13c., from Old French cofre "a chest" (12c., Modern French coffre), from Latin cophinus "basket" (see coffin).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR COFFERS

purse

nounaward; winnings
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