community chest


Definition of community chest

: a general fund accumulated from individual subscriptions to defray demands on a community for charity and social welfare

Examples of community chest in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The traditional Monopoly chance and community chest cards have been Baby Yoda-ized, with Camtono and Bounty Puck cards. Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY, "Baby Yoda Monopoly edition: The Child is king of the board in new 'Stars Wars'-themed game," 4 May 2020

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First Known Use of community chest

1918, in the meaning defined above

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“Community chest.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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