2. Etymology: from French, bonne, "good" and femme, "wife".
2. A sum of money or an equivalent given to an employee in addition to the employee's usual compensation.
3. An extra dividend or premium paid to a purchaser, holder, promoter, or vendor of a stock or insurance policy.
4. A special payment by a government to a person.
5. A premium paid for signing a contract or taking out a loan.
6. Etymology: from Latin bonus, "good".
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Motto of The University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee, USA.
This phrase refers to what a person of principle will do.
Motto of St. Lawrence College, Ramsgate, U.K.
Belonging to no person; such as, a treasure-trove and wreck were anciently considered.
2. Etymology: magnum bonum "a great good", "a large good thing"; from classical Latin magnum, neuter singular of magnus, "great" plus bonum, neuter singular of bonus, "good" after classical Latin summum bonum, "highest good", the "chief or supreme good".