Definition of bounty:
- A premium offered or given to induce men to enlist into the public service; or to encourage any branch of industry, as husbandry or manufactures.
- Goodness, kindness; virtue; worth.
- Liberality in bestowing gifts or favors; gracious or liberal giving; generosity; munificence.
- That which is given generously or liberally.
liberality, openheartedness, unselfishness, almsgiving, premium, generosity, kind-heartedness, appropriation, yield, asset, agio, openhandedness, cash flow, support, change, budget, charity, bailout, benevolence, exchange premium, bigheartedness, amount, catch, warmth, munificence, largesse, generousness, bountifulness, take, virtue, blood money, bounteousness, good-will, merit, trump card, altruism, agiotage, insurance premium, hospitality, solicitude, privilege, beneficence, price, amplitude, kindness, law, pay, benefit, bond, bankroll, kindliness, humanity, advantage, sympathy, edge, benignity, philanthropy, good.
reward (part of speech: noun)
- sufficiency (part of speech: noun)
- "Our Legal Heritage, 4th Ed.", S. A. Reilly.
The president then went on to show that Mary's claims had been invented by Thomas Bosomworth as an easy means of paying a debt of four hundred pounds which he owed in South Carolina for cattle, and that his quarrel with the colonists was due to the fact that they had refused to give him a third part of the royal bounty which belonged by right to the Indians.- "Stories Of Georgia 1896", Joel Chandler Harris.
All this was in Lionel's mind as he sat musing there, and again he struggled with that hideous insistent thought that if things should go ill with his brother at Arwenack, there would be great profit to himself; that these things he now enjoyed upon another's bounty he would then enjoy in his own right.- "The Sea-Hawk", Raphael Sabatini.