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gold reserve

noun
1.
the stock of gold held by a government or central bank to back its promissory notes or currency or to settle its international debts.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70, Americanism
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gold reserve

noun
1.
the gold reserved by a central bank to support domestic credit expansion, to cover balance of payments deficits, and to protect currency
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