adjective \kə-ˈmem-rə-tiv, -ˈme-mə-; -ˈme-mə-ˌrā-tiv\

: intended to honor an important event or person from the past

Full Definition of COMMEMORATIVE

:  intended as a commemoration; especially :  issued in limited quantities for a relatively short period in commemoration of a person, place, or event <a commemorative stamp>
commemorative noun
com·mem·o·ra·tive·ly adverb


  1. <commemorative stamps for the stars of American popular music>

First Known Use of COMMEMORATIVE


Other Monetary Terms

clad, legend, numismatic, obverse, reverse, scrip, series, specie


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