military currency


Also found in: Encyclopedia.

military currency

Currency prepared by a power and declared by its military commander to be legal tender for use by civilian and/or military personnel as prescribed in the areas occupied by its forces. It should be of distinctive design to distinguish it from the official currency of the countries concerned, but may be denominated in the monetary unit of either.
References in periodicals archive ?
The case gains more military currency, however, when we consider the question of forced confessions more generally--in relation to the value, or lack of value, of confessions forced by interrogators from terrorism suspects held in custody by the US military.
During World War II, United States Armed Forces personnel stationed on land received Allied Military Currency rather than cash in order to keep U.
Well, if ever there was a time for such resistance, it is now, as Pentagon planners work overtime to construct scenarios in which nuclear weapons are intended to have decisive political and military currency.