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n., pl. fils.
1. a monetary unit of Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, and Kuwait, equal to 1/1000 of a dinar.
2. a monetary unit of the United Arab Emirates, equal to 1/100 of a dirham.
3. a monetary unit of the Republic of Yemen, equal to 1/100 of a rial.
Often, fil.
[1885–90; < Arabic]



n., pl. fils.
French. son: often used after a name with the meaning of Jr., as in Dumas fils. Compare père.
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References in classic literature ?
The guests had all filed through The Hall of Chiefs; the doors at both ends had been closed.
The filed and blackened teeth behind the loose lips added the last touch of hideousness to this terrible countenance.
FIL will underwrite a 'loan-minder' product that provides for both life and non-life insurance and which is classified as a credit insurance contract under current New Zealand legislation.
The rating incorporates the operational benefits that FIL receives from its parent, First Credit Union (FCU, BB/Stable), which fully owns FIL by way of shares held by its Trustees.
Dubai: It's not only the small shops that don't have small change - 1 fil, 5 fils, and 10 fils - but even some big supermarkets and banks in Dubai, Gulf News can reveal.
The current cost for the fuel is 160 fils per litre, which will increase to 180 fils per litre starting from January 1.
The product priced at Dh1 previously, for example, an additional 0.05 fils is taxed, making it Dh1.05.
Bahrainis will continue paying three fils per unit for electricity usage up to 3,000 units (first electricity category), nine fils for 3,001 to 5,000 units (second electricity category), and 16 fils for 5,001 units or more (third electricity category).
Noga earlier revealed that under a gradual four-phased plan, domestic consumers will pay 120 fils per litre from January 15 next year - up by 20 fils.
As for commercial, industrial and government consumption, the tariff per gallon has been increased from 3 fils to 3.5 fils per gallon up to 10,000 gallons and from 3.5 fils to 4 fils per gallon for consumption of 10,000 to 20,000 gallons, and from 4 fils to 4.6 fils per gallon for more than 20,000 gallons per month.
Water usage not for domestic purposes will cost 400 fils, 550 fils, 650 fils and 750 fils per unit over four years for 0 to 450 cubic metres.
Diesel would be sold at 180 fils per litre from January 1, 2017, according to Noga, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication.