more sum

1) This term was used in contexts where a sum of money was advanced ahead of the full total due.

It was particularly common in the sixteenth century: 1553 xs parsell of a morsomm aweng to the chorche, Sheriff Hutton

1562 in parte of payment of a more some for the clere bargane and sale of certen lands, Thurstonland

1595 in part payment of a more sum, Bradley.

dates 1553 1595

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