the standard unit of value of the currency of a country, as the dollar in the U.S. and the franc in France.
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Origin of monetary unit
probably earlier than 1860–65
Words nearby monetary unit
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British Dictionary definitions for monetary unit
a unit of value and money of a country, esp the major or standard unit
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