Bank of England


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Bank of England

n
(Banking & Finance) the central bank of the United Kingdom, which acts as banker to the government and the commercial banks. It is responsible for managing the government's debt and implementing its policy on other monetary matters: established in 1694, nationalized in 1946; in 1997 the government restored the authority to set interest rates to the Bank

Bank of England

The UK’s central bank, which acts as the government’s banker and implements its monetary policies, as well as regulating the banking industry.
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Noun1.Bank of England - the central bank of England and WalesBank of England - the central bank of England and Wales
central bank - a government monetary authority that issues currency and regulates the supply of credit and holds the reserves of other banks and sells new issues of securities for the government
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Let it be observed that the Bank of England reposes a touching confidence in the honesty of the public.
He had previously sent information of the robbery to the Bank of England, and had also advertised the loss in the daily newspapers.
Suffice it to say, that I believe the applications for loans, gifts, and offices of profit that I have been requested to forward to the originals of the BROTHERS CHEERYBLE (with whom I never interchanged any communication in my life) would have exhausted the combined patronage of all the Lord Chancellors since the accession of the House of Brunswick, and would have broken the Rest of the Bank of England.
I'd stand godfather to him, if he was to be christened in a bonfire, made of the ruins of the Bank of England.
A sum of between eighty and ninety pounds in Bank of England notes; a few simple articles belonging to the toilet; materials for needle-work; and a photographic portrait of a young lady, inscribed, "To Anne, from Blanche," were found in the bag--but no letters, and nothing whatever that could afford the slightest clew by which the owner could be traced.
Kindly go round to the Bank of England and arrange for an interview with Mr.
After searching among many Bank of England notes, some in one pocket of the book and some in another, he found a note of the value of five pounds.
Well, sir, this was my argument: At the time of the Chartist trouble, an idea spread amongst financial circles that an attack was going to be made on the Bank of England.
To show how good a thing the senior partner thought it Macalister told Philip that he had bought five hundred shares for both his sisters: he never put them into anything that wasn't as safe as the Bank of England.
Paid for it, too, in Bank of England notes before he went out.
The night we anchored in Falmouth Bay, thinking then of taking our gold straight to the Bank of England, as eccentric lucky diggers - that night I thought would be the last for one or other of us.
If you consent to come with us to Scotland, and serve as witness to the marriage, I shall be delighted to acknowledge my sense of your kindness in the eloquent language of the Bank of England, as expressed to the world in general on the surface of a five-pound note.

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