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inherited wealth, especially wealth that confers status and social acceptance.
a family or forebears possessing such wealth.

noun phrase

Inherited wealth, as distinct from that of the nouveaux riches: Bush attended two fund-raisers in Highland Park, the center of what passes in Dallas for old money, rooted in real estate, cotton, and oil in the early years (1963+)


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