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bank rate

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noun
  1. the rate of discount fixed by a bank or banks.
  2. British. the discount charge set by a central bank, as by the Bank of England.
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Origin of bank rate

First recorded in 1875–80
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Historical Examples

  • No, not quite all; for the bank-rate in England had suddenly jumped sky-high—higher, at any rate, than it had ever jumped before.

    The Best Short Stories of 1917

    Various


British Dictionary definitions for bank rate

bank rate

noun
  1. another name for base rate (def. 2)
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