assignat


as·si·gnat

noun \ˌa-(ˌ)sēn-ˈyä, ˈa-sig-ˌnat\

Definition of ASSIGNAT

:  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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