Hypertext Webster Gateway: "Budget"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Budget \Budg"et\, n. [OE. bogett, bouget, F. bougette bag,
wallet, dim. of OF. boge, bouge, leather bag. See {Budge},
n., and cf. {Bouget}.]
1. A bag or sack with its contents; hence, a stock or store;
an accumulation; as, a budget of inventions.

2. The annual financial statement which the British
chancellor of the exchequer makes in the House of Commons.
It comprehends a general view of the finances of the
country, with the proposed plan of taxation for the
ensuing year. The term is sometimes applied to a similar
statement in other countries.

{To open the budget}, to lay before a legislative body the
financial estimates and plans of the executive government.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

n 1: a sum of money allocated for a particular purpose; "the
laboratory runs on a budget of a million a year"
2: a summary of intended expenditures along with proposals for
how to meet them; "the president submitted the annual
budget to Congress"
v : make a budget

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