(In the UK) a sum of money given from royal funds to a mother who had had a multiple birth of three or more.
- The King's Bounty of £3 has been granted, we understand, to Mr Pendlebury, insurance agent, Westhoughton, whose wife a few days ago gave birth to triplets.
- Mum and Dad were going to get the King's bounty, but instead they got the Queen's bounty. It was £3, that was quite a lot in those days.
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