Annotations to James Joyce's Ulysses/Aeolus/141
Nulla bona (Latin) No property. Nulla bona is a legal term indicating that an individual has no goods or possessions that might be seized, mortgaged or sold to pay his debts. J. J. O'Molloy is trying to borrow money from the editor of the Evening Telegraph Myles Crawford (see 120.23 ff.), but Crawford pleads that he has nothing to give.
- Gifford (1968) 152.