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exergue

noun ex·ergue \ˈek-ˌsərg, ˈeg-ˌzərg\

Definition of EXERGUE

:  a space on a coin, token, or medal usually on the reverse below the central part of the design

Origin of EXERGUE

French, from New Latin exergum, from Greek ex out of + ergon work
First Known Use: 1697

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