fiat monies

fiat money

paper currency made legal tender by a fiat of the government, but not based on or convertible into coin.

1870–75, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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World English Dictionary
fiat money
chiefly (US) money declared by a government to be legal tender though it is not convertible into standard specie

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