monetary system


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Noun1.monetary system - anything that is generally accepted as a standard of value and a measure of wealth in a particular country or regionmonetary system - anything that is generally accepted as a standard of value and a measure of wealth in a particular country or region
criterion, standard, touchstone, measure - a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated; "the schools comply with federal standards"; "they set the measure for all subsequent work"
legal tender, tender, stamp - something that can be used as an official medium of payment
money - the most common medium of exchange; functions as legal tender; "we tried to collect the money he owed us"
currency - the metal or paper medium of exchange that is presently used
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Weller and his friends had scarcely had a moment to reflect upon this singular regulation as connected with the monetary system of the country, when they were rejoined by Pell and Wilkins Flasher, Esquire, who led them to a part of the counter above which was a round blackboard with a large 'W.' on it.
Their method of economic exploitation indeed impresses a trained and informed mind as the most frantic and destructive scramble it is possible to conceive; their credit and monetary system resting on an unsubstantial tradition of the worthiness of gold, seems a thing almost fantastically unstable.
As to Mr Merdle, he was so much wanted by the men in the City and the rest of those places, and was such a doosed extraordinary phenomenon in Buying and Banking and that, that Mr Sparkler doubted if the monetary system of the country would be able to spare him; though that his work was occasionally one too many for him, and that he would be all the better for a temporary shy at an entirely new scene and climate, Mr Sparkler did not conceal.
No, no; change the monetary system if you will, but do not meddle with men, with little men; they cry out too much, whereas gold is dumb."
The United States, Western Europe and Japan--through sins of commission and sins of omission--share the responsibility for abandoning in the 1970s the efforts for an effective reform of the international monetary system and for not attempting ever since to rebuild a new international monetary order.
In the context of the G8 summit in L'Aquila, Italy, French President Nicolas Sarkozy called for diversification of the international monetary system because "a multipolar world has to correspond to a multimonetary world".
My strong feeling is that not a single commentator attempted to touch on the real issue that it is the present international monetary system as conceived by Brettonwood's agreement that is behind all this evil.
If our government had to take control of the entire banking system through nationalisation, it would depend on confidence in it - because that's what our monetary system is all about.
academics, was skeptical--not of the wisdom of the European monetary union project--but of the likelihood of the Germans and the Bundesbank giving up their central role under the European Monetary System regime of 1980s and 1990s.
Any seeking a short history of the European monetary system and how it's being integrated today must have Madeleine O.
Does the center country of the International Monetary System enjoy an "exorbitant privilege" that significantly weakens its external constraint, as has been asserted in some European quarters?