silver standard


noun

a monetary standard or system using silver of specified weight and fineness to define the basic unit of currency.

Nearby words

  1. silver screen,
  2. silver service,
  3. silver spoon,
  4. silver spring,
  5. silver springs,
  6. silver star,
  7. silver state,
  8. silver surfer,
  9. silver thaw,
  10. silver trout

Origin of silver standard

An Americanism dating back to 1825–35

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British Dictionary definitions for silver standard

silver standard

noun

a monetary system in which the legal unit of currency is defined with reference to silver of a specified fineness and weight and sometimes (esp formerly) freely redeemable for it
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