Straits dollar

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Straits′ dol′lar

(streɪts)
n.
a former silver coin and monetary unit of the Straits Settlements.
[1905–10]
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The figure is the federation's estimate of the present day equivalent of 50 million Straits dollars in 1942, the total amount paid to the Japanese Military Administration by the Chinese community in Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore during the war.
The figure is the federation's estimate of the present-day equivalent of 50 million Straits dollars in 1942, the amount paid to the Japanese Military Administration by the Chinese community in peninsular Malaysia and Singapore during the war.
Commodities are commonly quantified in metric units; values are calculated in American dollars -- the authors consider the twentieth-century American dollar to be consistent with prior, continuous, and common Southeast Asian marketplace use of silver dollars (Spanish reals, Mexican "Republican" dollars, Dutch rijksdaalders, and British "Straits dollars").