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

  • noun Currency, such as coin and paper money, declared by law to be valid and sufficient for the payment of debts.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • That can be lawfully used in paying a debt: as, legal-tender currency; legal-tender money, See tender.

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

  • noun law Any form of currency that by law cannot be refused as payment to extinguish a debt equal to the amount offered.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun something that can be used as an official medium of payment

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