bounty

bounty
A gratuity, or an unusual or additional benefit conferred upon, or compensation paid to, a class of persons. A premium given or offered to enlisted men to induce enlistment into public service.
Bounty is the appropriate term where services or action of many persons are desired, and each who acts upon the offer may entitle himself to the promised gratuity (e.g. killing of dangerous animals). Reward is more proper in the case of a single service, which can be only once performed, and therefore will be earned only by the person or co-operative persons who succeed while others fail (e.g. capture of fugitive).
See also reward

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • Bounty — (engl., spr. bauntĭ), Ausfuhrprämie …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

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