- the use of two metals, ordinarily gold and silver, at a fixed relative value, as the monetary standard.
- the doctrine or policies supporting such a standard.
Origin of bimetallism
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Examples from the Web for bimetallist
As he was and is still a bimetallist, I found him a congenial man to have at my right.The Old World and Its Ways
William Jennings Bryan
Thus Midas fell into a fallacy about the currency; and soon had reason to become something more than a Bimetallist.Eugenics and Other Evils
G. K. Chesterton
Recently, therefore, those who combat the bimetallist reasoning have taken a different position.Readings in Money and Banking
Chester Arthur Phillips
It is rumoured that the Goose that laid the Golden Eggs has become a bimetallist.
- the use of two metals, esp gold and silver, in fixed relative values as the standard of value and currency
- the economic policies or doctrine supporting a bimetallic standard
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