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noun Economics.
  1. the free coinage of silver, especially at a fixed ratio with gold.
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Origin of free silver

An Americanism dating back to 1875–80
Related formsfree-sil·ver, adjective
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Examples from the Web for free silver

Historical Examples

  • You ought to be with us in this free-silver movement, and you would be if you knew what we know.

    The Arena

    Various

  • The free-silver advocates have gotten what they wanted through a change for which neither party can claim the credit.

  • In 1890 the free-silver movement was not political in the sense that parties had declared for or against it.

    The New Nation

    Frederic L. Paxson

  • Has never been greenbacker, free-silver man nor protective tariff man.

  • The motive of the mining interest in the free-silver coinage agitation of 1876 and 1877 was not mysterious.

    Readings in Money and Banking

    Chester Arthur Phillips


British Dictionary definitions for free silver

free silver

noun
  1. the unlimited minting of silver coins, esp when at a fixed ratio to gold
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