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war chest

noun

Simple Definition of war chest

  • : an amount of money that can be used by a government to pay for a war

  • : an amount of money intended for a specific purpose, action, or campaign

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of war chest

  1. :  a fund accumulated to finance a war; broadly :  a fund earmarked for a specific purpose, action, or campaign

Examples of war chest in a sentence

  1. The candidate held fund-raising dinners to build up his war chest.



1871

First Known Use of war chest

1871


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