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GELD, old Eng. law. It signifies a fine or compensation for an offence; also, rent, money or tribute.

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During work at Gelt, which will extend towards Brampton roundabout, there will be an overnight road closure on Saturday, July 25, while the road across a narrow bridge is resurfaced.
Para la funcion Gelt esto ocurre cuando t/[alfa] = 1, la funcion de aproximacion [F.
Planning committee chairman, Coun Kevin Maton, said: "We're aiming to develop Coventry's economy but green gelt is making that very difficult.
Pancho Brinks To have Gelt is to have a work ethic, integrity and be committed.
The hint of a glint of gelt in the fertile Nile Delta.
Gelt, or gifts of money given out in small coins, are traditionally given out on Hanukkah.
As a child, I don't know what differentiates a menorah from a regular candelabra; the gelt coins in my stocking are embossed with busts of smiling reindeer.
Prior to founding Meridian, Herzka was a principal of a controversial mortgage broker called Gelt Funding (now GFI Capital), which was sued by First Nationwide Bank for allegedly misrepresenting property values to secure nonrecourse loans.
Gelt, attorney with the Denver office of the Baker Hostetler law firm.
Do you have leftover Hanukkah gelt (chocolate coins) or milk chocolate chips in the cupboard?
Some will eat potato latkes, jelly doughnuts and chocolate gelt.
Some (again, allowing for the fact that gift-giving is not universal) give gelt, a Yiddish word for money, while others give gifts, and then sometimes spreading elements of the gift-giving out over the eight days so that it becomes a whole by Zot Chanukah, the final day.