Roget category 7755. Words relating to the voluntary powers
› 5.9. Possessive relations
›› 5.9.1. Property in general
recovery, retrieval, revendication†, replevin [Law], restitution etc. 790 — redemption, salvage, trover [Law].
find, trouvaille†, foundling.
gain, thrift — money-making, money grubbing — lucre, filthy lucre, pelf — loaves and fishes, the main chance — emolument etc. (remuneration) 973.
profit, earnings, winnings, innings, pickings, net profit — avails — income etc. (receipt) 810 — proceeds, produce, product — outcome, output — return, fruit, crop, harvest — second crop, aftermath — benefit etc. (good) 618.
sweepstakes, trick, prize, pool — pot — wealth etc. 803.
subreption [Fraudulent acquisition]; obreption† — stealing etc. 791.
find — come upon, pitch upon, light upon — scrape up, scrape together — get in, reap and carry, net, bag, sack, bring home, secure — derive, draw, get in the harvest.
profit — make profit, draw profit, turn a quick profit — turn to profit, turn to account — make capital out of, make money by — obtain a return, reap the fruits of — reap an advantage, gain an advantage — turn a penny, turn an honest penny — make the pot boil, bring grist to the mill — make money, coin money, raise money — raise funds, raise the wind — fill one's pocket etc. (wealth) 803.
treasure up etc. (store) 636 — realize, clear — produce etc. 161 — take etc. 789.
get back, recover, regain, retrieve, revendicate†, replevy [Law], redeem, come by one's own.
come by, come in for — receive etc. 785 — inherit — step into a fortune, step into the shoes of — succeed to.
get hold of, get between one's finger and thumb, get into one's hand, get at — take possession, come into possession, enter into possession.
be profitable etc. adj. — pay, answer.
accrue etc. (be received) 785.
lucri causa [Lat.].
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