legal tender

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Origin of legal tender

First recorded in 1730–40
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currency, money

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British Dictionary definitions for legal tender

legal tender

noun
  1. currency in specified denominations that a creditor must by law accept in redemption of a debt
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legal tender in Culture

legal tender

Any form of money that a government decrees must be accepted in payment of debts.

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