central bank


: a national bank that operates to establish monetary and fiscal policy and to control the money supply and interest rate
central banker noun

Examples of central bank in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The central bank also opposed tougher capital controls requiring exporters to sell their foreign earnings on the domestic market for rubles. Rachel Ventresca, Fortune Europe, 7 June 2024 As the last mile of inflation remains stubbornly hard to cross, some Fed officials have started floating the idea that the central bank may actually have to further raise rates instead of lowering them. Bypaolo Confino, Fortune, 5 June 2024 Ukrainian Finance Minister Serhiy Marchenko joined the finance ministers and central bank heads at their concluding session on Saturday. David McHugh, The Christian Science Monitor, 25 May 2024 The International Monetary Fund upgraded its growth forecast for the country this year, while praising the actions of the government and the central bank. Mark Landler, New York Times, 22 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for central bank 

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Word History

First Known Use

1841, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of central bank was in 1841

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“Central bank.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/central%20bank. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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central bank

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