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monetary unit

noun
1.
the standard unit of value of the currency of a country, as the dollar in the U.S. and the franc in France.
Origin
1860-1865
probably earlier than 1860-65
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  • The government's monetary role is to maintain the integrity of the monetary unit, not participate in fraud.
  • From that date onwards, three zeroes were removed from the monetary unit.
British Dictionary definitions for monetary unit

monetary unit

noun
1.
a unit of value and money of a country, esp the major or standard unit
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