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Money vs Monies

I have seen the plural of money, monies, used. It sounds a bit awkward but extravagant and I like the sound but not sure when it is correct to use it instead of the regular singular. Any idea?

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In ordinary usage "money" is a mass noun with a collective sense, and there is no need to pluralize it.

But in law and accounting, money is a countable noun which can be pluralized to express the idea of individual sum of money; in this case you can use both "moneys" and "monies". (Reference: CGEU)

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