from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. See Medium.
- n. a current medium of exchange, whether coin, bank notes, or government notes.
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She has neither broken down the Bank of England nor a paper currency, but she has changed an irredeemable paper circulating medium into gold and silver for all sums under $25; and her $25, and higher denominations of bank notes are redeemable always in gold at the Bank of England, which is under an efficient supervision, including real publicity, and no safety-fund political machinery to mar its usefulness.