n. estimate; a sum of money allocated for a particular purpose
Earlier this week EU governments voted to bend the rules o that France and Germany wouldn't be penalized for breaking the rules on budget deficits.
Sentence in Classic:
He then called for his horses, drove to the Chamber, and inscribed his name to speak against the budget.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas Context
In my last report I ended upon my top note with Barrymore at the window, and now I have quite a budget already which will, unless I am much mistaken, considerably surprise you.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle Context
The systems of control, thus started, rapidly grew, here and there, into strange little governments, like that of General Banks in Louisiana, with its ninety thousand black subjects, its fifty thousand guided laborers, and its annual budget of one hundred thousand dollars and more.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois Context