Bank of England

  1. the central bank of the United Kingdom, which acts as banker to the government and the commercial banks. It is responsible for managing the government's debt and implementing its policy on other monetary matters: established in 1694, nationalized in 1946; in 1997 the government restored the authority to set interest rates to the Bank

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How to use Bank of England in a sentence

  • As this was the first Bank-of-England-note forgery that was ever perpetrated, the engraver was held excused.

    Recollections of a Policeman | William Russell (aka Thomas Waters)
  • In short, the act of 1844, above alluded to, established the security of the Bank-of-England-note in a way that seems perfect.

  • Two thousand down, in Bank-of-England notes (fives and tens, higher figures might be awkward), or sterling coin of the realm.

    Aurora Floyd, Vol. II (of 3) | M. E. (Mary Elizabeth) Braddon