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noun
a bank, as the Federal Reserve Bank, that holds basic banking reserves, issues currency, and acts as lender of last resort and controller of credit.
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Origin of central bank

First recorded in 1920–25
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central bank

noun
a national bank that does business mainly with a government and with other banks: it regulates the volume and cost of credit
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