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

  • noun A bank in a system of federally chartered commercial banks in the United States, supervised by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, a department of the US Treasury.
  • noun A bank controlled by or associated with a national government, especially a central bank.

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  • noun a commercial bank chartered by the federal government


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