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CASH, commerce. Money on hand, which a merchant, trader or other person has to do business with.
     2. Cash price, in contracts, is the price of articles paid for in cash, in contradistinction to the credit price. Pard. n. 85; Chipm. Contr. 110. In common parlance, bank notes are considered as cash; but bills receivable are not.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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"In the old days, before you entered the town proper, you had to pass through Ready Money Lane.
"It was ready money so that he could feed his addiction for Class A drugs."
There are three faithful friends - an old wife, an old dog, and ready money.
They were also taking steps to ensure banks can get ready money in any currency if market conditions warrant.
The same happened on this Eid, when people were mostly in need of ready money they faced difficulty in getting money from ATM.
More trainers wanted to come, but the French authorities have capped the British contingent in the face of this renewed interest, this whiff of ready money.
The company's bosses wanted to make sure they have enough ready money to make compensation payments and to bolster the market's confidence in BP.
Fifty years later it was commented that the coal companies didn't need recruiting agents, because, when their employees went home for a visit wearing new suits, ready money in their pockets and possessing watches they acted as recruiting agents themselves.
Given the liquidity crunch, people are not walking around with ready money. They will evaluate every aspect before putting in their hardearned money," says Sahni.
The issue of the marketplace is that negative "stressors" are resulting in the inability to raise ready money to meet the demand of needed spending.
"In my experience, those who have ready money often have more psychological problems than those who are poor.
[57] The reason thereof is that these commodities cannot be sold at ready money in such quantities as are useful to the political community or wanted by the buyers.