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Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: coffre, from Latin cophinus; COFFIN

coffer

noun
     
cof‧fer [countable]
1

somebody's coffers

the money that an organization, government etc has available to spend:
The money from the exhibition should swell the hospital's coffers a little.
2 a large strong box used to hold valuable or religious objects

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