mon·​eyed | \ ˈmə-nēd How to pronounce moneyed (audio) \
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Definition of moneyed

1 : having money : wealthy
2 : consisting in or derived from money

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Examples of moneyed in a Sentence

a member of the moneyed classes luxury goods that are purchased mainly by moneyed tourists from abroad
Recent Examples on the Web The gala, now in its 31st year, was held at Katzen Arts Center in Washington with a bipartisan and moneyed crowd assembled to support writers and literature. Washington Post, "Kathleen Kennedy Townsend chastises writer Matthew Klam at PEN/Faulkner gala," 27 Oct. 2019 Loopholes have allowed many large, moneyed farming operations to blow past the $125,000 cap, according to an AP analysis of the payments., "There is no evidence Governor Jim Justice did anything illegal. But at least one analyst said the payments to the richest man in West Virginia are unseemly, given his wealth. And the subsidies have thrown the spotlight again on his business empire and the potential conflicts of interest it poses.," 18 Oct. 2019 That’s what was taken away from those humans deemed black objects from the minute the moneyed class of Europe began to use Africans as free labor and strip them of humanity., "Blending dance and concert, nora chipaumire’s ‘#PUNK 100% POP *N!&GA’ becomes a live performance album at the ICA - The Boston Globe," 18 Oct. 2019 The ban is supposed to prevent former officials from immediately turning around and using their insider knowledge and connections to help moneyed interests influence government decisions. Emily Alpert Reyes, Los Angeles Times, "L.A. gave him a $54,750 consulting gig. But did he do any work?," 1 Oct. 2019 The 43-year-old joined the effort to recruit other moneyed families to support a wealth tax in the June letter. Josh Boak, The Denver Post, "“Just too much”: Meet the uber-rich who want a wealth tax," 22 Oct. 2019 The 43-year-old joined the effort to recruit other moneyed families to support a wealth tax in the June letter. Josh Boak, USA TODAY, "Meet the millionaires and billionaires who want a wealth tax: 'It’s just too much'," 15 Oct. 2019 After dark, head down to buzzy, boozy Beton Hala on the river to see where Serbia’s moneyed trendsetters go to party. Ashlea Halpern, Condé Nast Traveler, "Why You Should Book a Trip to Belgrade This Fall," 2 Oct. 2019 In recent years, presidential hopefuls from both parties have treated California like a political ATM machine, tapping into the state’s moneyed elite, but only rarely campaigning here. Dan Walters, The Mercury News, "Walters: Can Kamala Harris break California’s presidential jinx?," 1 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of moneyed

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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22 Jan 2020

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“Moneyed.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 25 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of moneyed

formal : having a lot of money : very rich


mon·​eyed | \ ˈmə-nēd \

Legal Definition of moneyed

: consisting in or derived from money a moneyed obligation

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