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reserve bank

noun
1.
one of the 12 principal banks of the U.S. Federal Reserve System.
2.
a bank authorized by a government to hold the reserves of other banks.
Origin of reserve bank
1900-1905
1900-05
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  • I do not know enough about our own reserve bank law to form an opinion.

  • The member banks should look upon the reserve bank not as an alien but as their own institution.

    Readings in Money and Banking Chester Arthur Phillips
  • Gold may be substituted for rediscounts and rediscounts for gold, in accordance with the requirements of the reserve bank.

    Readings in Money and Banking Chester Arthur Phillips
  • At the reserve bank they may borrow as a standing right and not as a favor which may be cut off.

    Readings in Money and Banking Chester Arthur Phillips
  • The dormant accounts most of the banks maintain with the reserve bank are, perhaps, indicative of their attitude toward it.

    Readings in Money and Banking Chester Arthur Phillips
  • Here again the decision of the reserve bank boards is altogether unlikely to be overruled if these banks are skilfully managed.

    Readings in Money and Banking Chester Arthur Phillips
British Dictionary definitions for reserve bank

reserve bank

noun
1.
one of the twelve banks forming part of the US Federal Reserve System
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