Definition of Legal tender

1. Noun. Something that can be used as an official medium of payment.

Exact synonyms: Stamp, Tender
Generic synonyms: Medium Of Exchange, Monetary System
Specialized synonyms: Food Stamp

Definition of Legal tender

1. Noun. (legal) Any form of currency that by law cannot be refused as payment for an amount equal to that denoted on the face of the currency. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Legal Tender

legal philosophy
legal positivism
legal power
legal principle
legal proceeding
legal profession
legal recourse
legal relation
legal representation
legal representative
legal residence
legal right
legal separation
legal status
legal system
legal tender (current term)
legal tenders
legal term
legal transfer

Literary usage of Legal tender

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1. A History of the Greenbacks: With Special Reference to the Economic by Wesley Clair Mitchell (1903)
"Three Substitute^^ff Legal-Tender Bill — Vote in House — Senate Amendments—Votes in Senate — Conference Committee—Provisions of Law — Attitude of the ..."

2. United States Supreme Court Reports by United States Supreme Court, Walter Malins Rose, Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, LEXIS Law Publishing (1901)
"At the Terms of this court of December,1867, and December, 1868, several cases were pending which involved questions arising under the legal tender clauses ..."

3. A History of Banking in the United States by John Jay Knox (1900)
"IX CONTEST BETWEEN LEGAL-TENDER NOTE AND NATIONAL BANK NOTE, 1862-1878. Two measures for furnishing currency for war— Legal-tender act temporary and the ..."

4. The Confederate States of America, 1861-1865: A Financial and Industrial by John Christopher Schwab (1901)
"In regard to the issue of legal tender paper money, the Constitutions of both sections were practically identical. These granted both governments the right ..."

5. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"In the same spirit Congress boa provided that its coin shall be a legal tender at its stamped valuation only when of full weight; if of lighter weight, ..."

6. Appletons' Annual Cyclopaedia and Register of Important Events (1871)
"The act of Congress declaring those notes a legal tender in the payment of debts was passed on February 25, 1802. Was this act constitutional and valid, ..."

7. The United States and the States Under the Constitution by Christopher Stuart Patterson, Robert Paterson Reeder (1904)
"Gris- wold,35 the court held that the legal tender Acts applied to debts contracted before as well as to debts contracted after the enactment of those ..."

8. Documentary Source Book of American History by William MacDonald (1916)
"January 2 2 Elbridge G. Spaulding of New York reported to the House, from the Committee of Ways and Means, a bill to authorize the issue of legal tender ..."

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