War-chest meaning

An accumulation of funds to finance a war effort.
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A fund reserved for a particular purpose such as a political campaign.
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A fund, as of contributions from individuals, created for a particular purpose, as a political campaign.
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Liquid assets set aside by a company that is planning a takeover of another company or planning its defense against an unwanted takeover. Typically, market talk may refer to an acquisition target as having a large war chest, meaning that the company will be expensive to takeover.
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A fund to finance a war.
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(by extension) A fund for some special purpose, such as a political campaign.
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