Definition of soft money in English:

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soft money

Entry from US English dictionary


A contribution to a political party that is not accounted as going to a particular candidate, thus avoiding various legal limitations.
Example sentences
  • Opponents claim that soft money raised by political parties is not related to federal elections.
  • The Democrats' platform advocates a ban on political contributions known as soft money.
  • The law said that the national parties can't raise soft money.

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Syllabification: soft mon·ey

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