money-changer

moneychanger

[muhn-ee-cheyn-jer]
noun
1.
a person whose business is the exchange of currency, usually of different countries, at a fixed or official rate.
2.
a portable device consisting of conjoined vertical tubes for holding coins of different sizes and a mechanism for dispensing change, usually having a clip for attachment to a belt.
Also, money changer, money-changer.


Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English; see money, changer

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moneychanger (ˈmʌnɪˌtʃeɪndʒə)
 
n
1.  a person engaged in the business of exchanging currencies or money
2.  chiefly (US) a machine for dispensing coins

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Money-changer definition


(Matt. 21:12; Mark 11:15; John 2:15). Every Israelite from twenty years and upwards had to pay (Ex. 30:13-15) into the sacred treasury half a shekel every year as an offering to Jehovah, and that in the exact Hebrew half-shekel piece. There was a class of men, who frequented the temple courts, who exchanged at a certain premium foreign moneys for these half-shekels to the Jews who came up to Jerusalem from all parts of the world. (See PASSOVER.) When our Lord drove the traffickers out of the temple, these money-changers fared worst. Their tables were overturned and they themselves were expelled.

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