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estacode

estacode n. funds intended to cover traveling costs (of an athlete, politician, etc.). Editorial Note: The term is usually a collective noun, but is sometimes also used as a count noun. Etymological Note: Perhaps from the non-public Estacode, the unofficial rules of British civil service (covering all matters of conduct and discipline, including conflicts of interest and political activities) that eventually became the Civil Service Management Code. The Estacode began about 1944. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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