from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Legal tender, especially paper currency, authorized by a government but not based on or convertible into gold or silver.
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- noun economics
Moneythat is given legal value or made legal tender for money debts by government fiat.
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- noun money that the government declares to be legal tender although it cannot be converted into standard specie
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