moneyer

[ muhn-ee-er ]
/ ˈmʌn i ər /

noun

Archaic. a person employed in the authorized coining of money.
Obsolete. a moneylender or banker.

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Origin of moneyer

1250–1300; Middle English <Old French monier<Late Latin monētārius coiner, minter (noun use of adj.: of money); see monetary
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Example sentences from the Web for moneyer

  • It is assumed that these words indicate that Bernwald was a moneyer who was authorised by Alfred to strike coins at Oxford.

    Oxford and its Story|Cecil Headlam
  • On one side was the King's head in profile and on the other side was the name of the moneyer.

  • Already, then, a burh is an entity known to the law: every burh is to have its moneyer.

    Domesday Book and Beyond|Frederic William Maitland

British Dictionary definitions for moneyer

moneyer
/ (ˈmʌnɪə) /

noun

archaic a person who coins money
an obsolete word for banker 1
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