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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: bonté 'goodness', from Latin bonitas, from bonus; BONUS

bounty

noun
     
boun‧ty plural bounties
1 [countable] an amount of money that is given to someone by the government as a reward for doing something, especially catching or killing a criminal
bounty on
a notorious cattle rustler with a bounty on his head
2 [uncountable] literary food or wealth that is provided in large amounts:
People came from all over the world to enjoy America's bounty.
3 [uncountable] literary the quality of being generous

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