monometallism

[mon-uh-met-l-iz-uh m] /ˌmɒn əˈmɛt lˌɪz əm/
noun
1.
the use of one metal only, as gold or silver, as a monetary standard.
2.
the doctrine or actions supporting such a standard.
Origin
1875–80; mono- + (bi)metallism
Related forms
monometallist, noun
Example Sentences for monometallism
We are opposed as a permanent financial policy to gold monometallism on one hand, or to silver monometallism on the other hand.
British Dictionary definitions for monometallism
monometallism (ˌmɒnəʊˈmɛtəˌlɪzəm)
 
n
1.  the use of one metal, esp gold or silver, as the sole standard of value and currency
2.  the economic policies supporting a monometallic standard
 
mono'metallist
 
n

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