reserve bank

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noun
  1. one of the 12 principal banks of the U.S. Federal Reserve System.

  2. a bank authorized by a government to hold the reserves of other banks.

Origin of reserve bank

1
First recorded in 1900–05

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How to use reserve bank in a sentence

  • The dormant accounts most of the banks maintain with the reserve bank are, perhaps, indicative of their attitude toward it.

    Readings in Money and Banking | Chester Arthur Phillips
  • At the reserve bank they may borrow as a standing right and not as a favor which may be cut off.

    Readings in Money and Banking | Chester Arthur Phillips
  • The member banks should look upon the reserve bank not as an alien but as their own institution.

    Readings in Money and Banking | Chester Arthur Phillips
  • Gold may be substituted for rediscounts and rediscounts for gold, in accordance with the requirements of the reserve bank.

    Readings in Money and Banking | Chester Arthur Phillips
  • (d) Excess balances may, at the convenience of each federal reserve bank, remain deposited with the gold settlement fund.

    Readings in Money and Banking | Chester Arthur Phillips

British Dictionary definitions for reserve bank

reserve bank

noun
  1. one of the twelve banks forming part of the US Federal Reserve System

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