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LUCRE (Lat. lucrum, gain; the Indo-Eu...

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Originally appearing in Volume V17, Page 106 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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LUCRE (Lat. lucrum, gain; the Indo-European root is seen in Gr. anoTavew, to enjoy, and in Ger. Lohn, wages), a term now only used in the disparaging sense of unworthy profit, or money that is the object of greed, especially in the expression " filthy lucre " (I Tim. iii. 3). In the adjective " lucrative," profitable, there is, however, no sense of disparagement. In Scots law the term " lucrative succession " (lucrativa acquisilio) is used of the taking by an heir, during the lifetime of his ancestor, of a free grant of any part of the heritable property.
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