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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of the notes issued as paper currency in France (1789–1796) by the revolutionary government and secured by confiscated lands.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One of the notes forming the paper currency issued in France during the revolution from 1789 to 1796.
  • noun In French law, the assignment of an annuity on an estate, by which the annuity is based on the security of the latter: now little used.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One of the notes, bills, or bonds, issued as currency by the revolutionary government of France (1790-1796), and based on the security of the lands of the church and of nobles which had been appropriated by the state.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun historical A banknote used during the French Revolution, on the security of state land.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French, from Latin assignātus, past participle of assignāre, to assign; see assign.]

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From French assignat.

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