state bank

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noun

a bank chartered by a state and operated under the banking laws of that state.

Nearby words

  1. statant,
  2. statcoulomb,
  3. state,
  4. state aid,
  5. state attorney,
  6. state bird,
  7. state capitalism,
  8. state chamber,
  9. state church,
  10. state college

Origin of state bank

An Americanism dating back to 1805–15

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British Dictionary definitions for state bank

state bank

noun

(in the US) a commercial bank incorporated under a State charter and not required to be a member of the Federal Reserve SystemCompare national bank
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