Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

bequest
(law) a gift of personal property by will
 
matching funds
funds that will be supplied in an amount matching the funds available from other sources
 
pool
any communal combination of funds
 
dime
a United States coin worth one tenth of a dollar
 
nickel
a United States coin worth one twentieth of a dollar
 
merit pay
extra pay awarded to an employee on the basis of merit (especially to school teachers)
 
seed stock
a supply of seeds (or tubers) reserved for planting
 
temporalty
the worldly possessions of a church
 
retainer
a fee charged in advance to retain the services of someone
 
asking price
the price at which something is offered for sale
 
principal
capital as contrasted with the income derived from it
 
bracket creep
a movement into a higher tax bracket as taxable income increases
 
ruby
a transparent piece of ruby that has been cut and polished and is valued as a precious gem
 
forfeit
something that is lost or surrendered as a penalty
 
cost ledger
ledger showing the accumulated costs classified in various ways
 
preemptive right
the right granting to shareholders the first opportunity to buy a new issue of stock; provides protection against dilution of the shareholder's ownership interest
 
soap
money offered as a bribe
 
hush money
a bribe paid to someone to insure that something is kept secret
 
ship money
an impost levied in England to provide money for ships for national defense
 
community property
property and income belonging jointly to a married couple
 
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