monied monied  /ˈmə nid/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) based on or arising from the possession of money or wealth

Usage(s):

  1. Decades after Mao realized his vision of a classless, property-less society by destroying wealth and all of its manifestations, China's monied Elite is making a boisterous comeback.
  2. Years after Mao all but abolished wealth, China's monied elite is making an impressive - and garish - comback.
  3. In addition, the ring sold narcotics, provided monied prisoners with clothing filched from newcomers, even had a strong voice in the granting of paroles.

News

  1. Thomas D. Elias: Desert energy plan would boost utility profits

    What happens when a big government study undermines the assumptions made by the writers of another pricey official report? Obvious, isn't it? When studies or parts of studies contradict each other's basic conclusions and assumptions, the ones that monied interests dislike will usually be ignored.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Daily News

  2. Desert Energy Plan Would Boost Utility Profits

    What happens when a big government study undermines the assumptions made by the writers of another pricey official report? Obvious, isn’t it? When studies or parts of studies contradict each other’s basic conclusions and assumptions, the ones that monied interests dislike will usually be ignored. So it is today, with four big government agencies combining to present California officials and the ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Santa Monica Mirror

Quotes

  1. "I hope we shall ...... crush in [its] birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations," said Thomas Jefferson.
    on Jun 18, 2010 By: Thomas Jefferson Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune

  2. "Monied interests, many of them here today as guests, have got to understand that their days of influence in this Capitol are numbered," said Paterson, to tepid applause.
    on Jan 6, 2010 By: David Paterson Source: WXXI

  3. Oklahoma Democrats, who will go to the polls Feb. 5 in the state's presidential primary, want a candidate "who will fight for the middle class, somebody who's independent of the very monied interests in Washington," said Edwards, who finished a...
    on Jan 15, 2008 By: John Edwards Source: NewsOK.com (registration)

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