legal-tender

legal tender

noun
currency that may be lawfully tendered in payment of a debt, such as paper money, Federal Reserve notes, or coins.

Origin:
1730–40

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legal tender
 
n
currency in specified denominations that a creditor must by law accept in redemption of a debt

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legal tender definition


Any form of money that a government decrees must be accepted in payment of debts.

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