(in India) a banker or money-changer.
(in East Asia, especially China) a local expert employed to test the purity of a coin’s metal content, especially silver or gold.
to test (coins) to ascertain the purity of the metal content, especially silver or gold.
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How to use shroff in a sentence
[WWD] Editor's note: This story has been updated with a comment from Ms. Lederhaas-Okun's attorney Sabria shroff.Former Tiffany & Co. Executive Pleads Guilty to Jewelry Theft | Erin Cunningham | July 29, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Reached by phone Friday, the lawyer, Sabrina shroff, said she would not comment on details of the case.
If any money stamped by a shroff on examination proved bad, it was exchanged by him, but such cases were extremely rare.
I have heard of as much as fifty taels (about $70) being paid to an important shroff-shop for such a transaction.
There now remains the shroff, or money dealer, whose services were indispensable, particularly in receipts.
The Red Wand stood by the abacus, rattling the brown beads with flying fingers, like a shroff.Dragon's blood | Henry Milner Rideout
The Julamerik shroff sent word that the English sovereign is selling at 16s.Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan, Volume II (of 2) | Isabella L. Bird
British Dictionary definitions for shroff
(in China, Japan, etc, esp formerly) an expert employed to separate counterfeit money or base coin from the genuine
(in India) a moneychanger or banker
(tr) to test (money) and separate out the counterfeit and base
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