Definition of Soft money

1. Noun. Political contributions made in such a way as to avoid the United States regulations for federal election campaigns (as by contributions to a political action committee).




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Soft Money

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soft goods
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soft launch
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soft money (current term)
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Literary usage of Soft money

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1. Popular Fallacies Regarding Bimetallism by Sir Edward Robert Pearce Edgcumbe (1896)
"When this is the case, as in England, no one thinks of calling it " soft " money. It is only when the metallic reserve is insufficient, or is thought to be ..."

2. History of Conecuh County, Alabama: Embracing a Detailed Record of Events by Benjamin Franklin Riley (1881)
"... and soft money—Educational Improvements, .to. We now enter upon the history of one of the most interesting decades in the annals of the county. ..."

3. Speeches, Correspondence and Political Papers of Carl Schurz by Carl Schurz (1913)
"What is therefore the meaning of the compromise made with the soft-money party in ... In case of a Democratic victory the soft-money Democrats would in all ..."

4. Speeches, Correspondence and Political Papers of Carl Schurz by Carl Schurz (1913)
"What is therefore the meaning of the compromise made with the soft-money party in ... In case of a Democratic victory the soft-money Democrats would in all ..."

5. The History of Political Theory and Party Organization in the United States by Simeon Davidson Fess (1910)
"There are always present in the country a considerable number who believe in the "soft money" theory, to whom money may be anything that the government ..."

6. The Works of James Abram Garfield by James Abram Garfield, Burke Aaron Hinsdale (1882)
"Alexander Campbell, of Illinois, a leading writer of the soft-money school, thinks there should now be in circulation not less than ..."

7. Dictionary of Americanisms: A Glossary of Words and Phrases Usually Regarded by John Russell Bartlett (1877)
"soft money. Paper money; greenbacks. In the contest for and against the resumption of specie payment (in 1876), the term soft money was applied to the ..."

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