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assignat

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noun as·si·gnat \ˌa-(ˌ)sēn-ˈyä, ˈa-sig-ˌnat\

Definition of assignat

  1. :  a bill issued as currency by the French Revolutionary government (1789–96) on the security of expropriated lands



Origin of assignat

French, from Latin assignatus, past participle of assignare


First Known Use: 1790


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