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BOUNTY. A sum of money or other thing, given, generally by' the government, to certain persons, for some service they have done or are about to do to the public. As bounty upon the culture of silk; the bounty given to an enlisted soldier; and the like. It differs from a reward, which is generally applied to particular cases; and from a payment, as there is no contract on the part of the receiver of the bounty.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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That year, the legislature eliminated bounties and authorized the hiring of professional trappers.
About 80 percent of HackerOne's bounties are private programs, although some later go public.
Be mindful that some acquired platforms and products that aren't part of are not currently in scope for our bug bounty program and aren't eligible for bounties.
were paid in tonnage bounties in the first year following the Act.
Some $2.3 billion of those recoveries were the result of information reported by whistleblowers, who received approximately $385 million in bounties. Since 1986, bounties paid to whistleblowers have totaled a little over $2.8 billion.
In addition, given the potential for multimillion-dollar bounties, companies must anticipate the development of a "cottage industry" of whistleblowers and, therefore, an increase in reports of securities violations and, particularly, violations of the FCPA.
But he concedes that restricting bounties to cases in which regulators win penalty judgments in excess of $1 million will reduce the incidence of frivolous cases.
You will be much better off playing suited connectors in position against any of the bounties and, if you're lucky enough to hit a big draw on the flop, then push the bounties and hope that they've a big pocket pair.
Luton went on to take three more bounties by defeating Welsh once (7-4) and Frisby twice (7-6 and 7-5).
Grey squirrel bounties were first introduced in the UK in1932 and set at 2.5p per tail.
But the big news is the conclusion to one of the first bounties posted: US5960411,'s patent for 1-Click online shopping.
The idea of articulating foreign policy in terms of bounties and cash birbes is well matched to important elements of the national culture, viz.