legal tender noun
: money that the law allows people to use for paying debts
: money that is legally valid for the payment of debts and that must be accepted for that purpose when offered
Examples of LEGAL TENDER
- Soon after France adopted the euro, the French franc ceased to be legal tender.
- <coins and bills are considered legal tender, but postage stamps are not>
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Related to LEGAL TENDER
- bread [slang], bucks, cabbage [slang], cash, change, chips, coin, currency, dough, gold, green, jack [slang], kale [slang], money, lolly [British], long green [slang], loot, lucre, moola (or moolah) [slang], needful, pelf, scratch [slang], shekels (also sheqels or shekelim or shekalim or sheqalim), tender, wampum
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