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free silver

noun, Economics.
1.
the free coinage of silver, especially at a fixed ratio with gold.
Origin of free silver
1875-1880
1875-80, Americanism
Related forms
free-silver, adjective
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  • The motive of the mining interest in the free-silver coinage agitation of 1876 and 1877 was not mysterious.

    Readings in Money and Banking Chester Arthur Phillips
  • The free-silver advocates have gotten what they wanted through a change for which neither party can claim the credit.

    The Principles of Economics Frank A. Fetter
  • Has never been greenbacker, free-silver man nor protective tariff man.

  • You ought to be with us in this free-silver movement, and you would be if you knew what we know.

    The Arena Various
  • In 1890 the free-silver movement was not political in the sense that parties had declared for or against it.

    The New Nation Frederic L. Paxson
British Dictionary definitions for free-silver

free silver

noun
1.
the unlimited minting of silver coins, esp when at a fixed ratio to gold
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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