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fiat money

n.
Legal tender, especially paper currency, authorized by a government but not based on or convertible into gold or silver.
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fiat money

n
(Banking & Finance) chiefly US money declared by a government to be legal tender though it is not convertible into standard specie
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fi′at mon`ey


n.
paper currency made legal tender by a fiat of the government, but not based on or convertible into coin.
[1870–75]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fiat money - money that the government declares to be legal tender although it cannot be converted into standard specie
folding money, paper currency, paper money - currency issued by a government or central bank and consisting of printed paper that can circulate as a substitute for specie
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Translations

fiat money

nPapiergeld ntohne Deckung
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