free silver

noun Economics.

the free coinage of silver, especially at a fixed ratio with gold.

Origin of free silver

An Americanism dating back to 1875–80

Related forms

free-sil·ver, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for free silver

free silver


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