Old term for any kind of quarterly payment, formerly especially for priests, bell-ringers, sextons and midwives. – Formerly the quarterly fee payable by a mine operator to the mining authority for mining rights. – In the German health care system, in part a special contribution payable quarterly into the health insurance fund. – See indulgence money, annuities, confession money, dispensation money, cathedral money, candle money, church money, market money, offering money, palliative money, St. Peter’s penny.
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