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  • noun

Synonyms for bounty

Synonyms for bounty

a sum of money offered for a special service, such as the apprehension of a criminal


Synonyms for bounty

payment or reward (especially from a government) for acts such as catching criminals or killing predatory animals or enlisting in the military

the property of copious abundance

generosity evidenced by a willingness to give freely

a ship of the British navy

References in classic literature ?
Come, you are a magistrate, I wish you’d make me out an order for the bounty.
We are all very thankful for your bounty, but it won't do for us to take the landlord's grain," said a voice at the back of the crowd.
And Romance lured and beckoned before Joan's eyes when she learned he was Christian Young, a Norfolk Islander, but a direct descendant of John Young, one of the original Bounty mutineers.
All the Norfolk Islanders that have descended from the Bounty crowd are that way.
 instance of the Creator's bounty in providing for the lives of His
I think, Sir Fernando, since the prince's bounty is stretched so far, that we may make further use of his gracious goodness to the extent of fifty thousand crowns.
The stout old English counsellor looked somewhat blank at this prompt acceptance of his master's bounty.
Accept their bounty while ye may, Before we be accepted by the worms,"
Though she cheered him much with the bounty of her countenance," says an early writer of Bacon's life, his friend and chaplain,* "yet she never cheered him with the bounty of her hand.
But, as before, the Queen used him, and withheld "the bounty of her hand"; from her he received no State appointment.
Some ill-conditioned persons who sneer at the life-matrimonial, may perhaps suggest, in this place, that the good couple would be better likened to two principals in a sparring match, who, when fortune is low and backers scarce, will chivalrously set to, for the mere pleasure of the buffeting; and in one respect indeed this comparison would hold good; for, as the adventurous pair of the Fives' Court will afterwards send round a hat, and trust to the bounty of the lookers-on for the means of regaling themselves, so Mr Godfrey Nickleby and HIS partner, the honeymoon being over, looked out wistfully into the world, relying in no inconsiderable degree upon chance for the improvement of their means.
I mean, that we are liable to be imposed upon, and to confer our choicest favours often on the undeserving, as you must own was your case in your bounty to that worthless fellow Partridge: for two or three such examples must greatly lessen the inward satisfaction which a good man would otherwise find in generosity; nay, may even make him timorous in bestowing, lest he should be guilty of supporting vice, and encouraging the wicked; a crime of a very black dye, and for which it will by no means be a sufficient excuse, that we have not actually intended such an encouragement; unless we have used the utmost caution in chusing the objects of our beneficence.
As to the apprehension of bestowing bounty on such as may hereafter prove unworthy objects, because many have proved such; surely it can never deter a good man from generosity.
It was originally intended for the sons of poor and deserving clerics and laics, but many of the noble governors of the Institution, with an enlarged and rather capricious benevolence, selected all sorts of objects for their bounty.
He told Lady Jane of this second proof of Steyne's bounty, and she, too, looked odd and alarmed; so did Sir Pitt.