any of various silver coins, as the Danish rigsdaler, the Dutch rijksdaalder, or the German reichsthaler, of about equal value.
Origin of rix-dollar
partial translation of obsolete Dutch rijksdaler
); cognate with German Reichstaler reichsthaler
, Danish rigsdaler rigsdaler
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Historical Examples of rix-dollar
They are sold at Aroo for an iron nail each, and at Banda for half a rix-dollar.
A common punishment costs the master a rix-dollar, and a severe one a ducatoon, about six shillings and eight-pence.
The rix-dollar is equal to forty-eight stivers, about four shillings and six-pence English currency.
It was a sum of money, that had been weighed, rix-dollar by rix-dollar, against the blood of Gustavus.
Martin was detained and carried to Batavia, where he was confined for life on an allowance of a rix-dollar a-day.
British Dictionary definitions for rix-dollar
any of various former Scandinavian or Dutch small silver coinsAlso called: rijksdaaler, rigsdaler
Word Origin for rix-dollar
C16: partial translation of obsolete Dutch rijksdaler; rijk realm, kingdom
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