agio

noun
\ˈa-(ˌ)jō, ˈa-jē-ˌō, ˈä-(ˌ)jō\
plural -s

Definition of agio 

1a : a premium or percentage paid for the exchange of one currency for another (as where gold is given for silver or metallic for paper currency)

b : the premium or discount on foreign bills of exchange

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First Known Use of agio

1696, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for agio

Italian aggio, agio, alteration (by false word division, l being taken as the definite article) of Italian dialect lajjë, from Middle Greek allagion exchange, from Greek allagē change, exchange, from allos other

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