mon·​eyed | \ˈmə-nēd \
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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

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And as San Francisco has attracted the newly moneyed tech elite, longtime residents are being pushed out. Rong-gong Lin Ii,, "From earthquake's destruction, a new San Francisco rises three decades later," 13 June 2018 Keeping in mind that the cost for particularly nasty, and moneyed, divorces can climb into the millions. Jane Gordon Julien, New York Times, "The Marriage Is Over, but the Jewelry Is Mine," 18 Jan. 2018 In 2010, Kennedy sided with his fellow conservatives and moneyed interests in Citizens United v. F.E.C, a case in which the Court for the first time recognized that political spending was a form of speech protected by the First Amendment. Andrew Cohen, The New Republic, "Anthony Kennedy Was No Moderate," 27 June 2018 Bonfire can be seen as a book about two kinds of elite: the moneyed and the cultured. Janan Ganesh, Town & Country, "The Bonfire of the Vanities," 8 Dec. 2017 His midcentury subjects tended to be the moneyed set of Hollywood, Acapulco, and both Palms—Beach and Springs. Vanity Fair, Vanities, "Around the World with Slim Aarons and His Never-Before-Seen Portraits," 5 June 2018 Ansin, who is divorced from WSVN-Channel 7 owner Ed Ansin, brought money and moneyed friends. Jose Lambiet, miamiherald, "Ballet founder asks court for OK to include Edward Villella in memoir | Miami Herald," 16 May 2018 Cohen is hardly alone in seeking to profit from moneyed interests desperate to gain a foothold in a new administration stocked with Washington outsiders. Tory Newmyer, Washington Post, "The Finance 202: 'Those people are getting paid:' Cohen's side work highlights how Trump allies are refilling swamp," 10 May 2018 As Euclid Avenue declined and the moneyed class moved east to the Heights, so the Hotel St. Regis declined., "Meghan Markle's surprising Cleveland connection: The Royal Wedding," 8 May 2018

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First Known Use of moneyed

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of moneyed

: 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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obstinately defiant of authority

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