Legem Pone

Money paid down on the nail; ready money. The first of the psalms appointed to be read on the twenty-fifth morning of the month is entitled Legem pone, and March 25th is the great pay-day; in this way the phrase “Legem pone” became associated with cash down.

“In this there is nothing to be abated; all their speech is legem pone.” - Minshall: Essayes Prison, p. 26.

“They were all in our service for the legem pone.

Ozell: Rabelais.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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