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noun sei·gnior·age \ˈsān-yə-rij\

Definition of seigniorage

  1. :  a government revenue from the manufacture of coins calculated as the difference between the face value and the metal value of the coins

Variants of seigniorage



play \ˈsān-yə-rij\

Origin and Etymology of seigniorage

Middle English seigneurage, from Anglo-French seignurage right of the lord (especially to coin money), from seignur

First Known Use: 15th century

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