lawful money


: any money whether coin or currency that may by the laws of a country be circulated as a medium of exchange compare legal tender
: any money recognized in a community as a medium of exchange
: money (such as bank reserves) designated as acceptable for a particular purpose

Word History


Middle English laweful moneye, from laweful + moneye money

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“Lawful money.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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