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assignat

[as-ig-nat; French a-see-nya] /ˈæs ɪgˌnæt; French a siˈnya/
noun, plural assignats
[as-ig-nats; French a-see-nya] /ˈæs ɪgˌnæts; French a siˈnya/ (Show IPA).
French History
1.
one of the notes issued as paper currency from 1789 to 1796 by the revolutionary government on the security of confiscated lands.
Origin of assignat
1780-1790
1780-90; < French < Latin assignātus assigned (past participle of assignāre). See assign, -ate1
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assignat

/ˈæsɪɡˌnæt; ˌæsɪˈnjɑː; French asiɲa/
noun
1.
(French history) the paper money issued by the Constituent Assembly in 1789, backed by the confiscated land of the Church and the émigrés
Word Origin
C18: from French, from Latin assignātum something appointed; see assign
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