assignat

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noun as·si·gnat \ˌa-(ˌ)sēn-ˈyä, ˈa-sig-ˌnat\

Definition of assignat

  1. :  a bill issued as currency by the French Revolutionary government (1789–96) on the security of expropriated lands

Origin and Etymology of assignat

French, from Latin assignatus, past participle of assignare


First Known Use: 1790


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