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face value

[feys val-yoo for 1; feys val-yoo for 2] /ˈfeɪs ˌvæl yu for 1; ˈfeɪs ˈvæl yu for 2/
noun
1.
the value printed on the face of a stock, bond, or other financial instrument or document.
2.
apparent value:
Do not accept promises at face value.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80
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British Dictionary definitions for face-value

face value

noun
1.
the value written or stamped on the face of a commercial paper or coin
2.
apparent worth or value, as opposed to real worth
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