Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “legal tender”

legal tender

noun [U]     MONEY
coins or bank notes that are part of a country's official currency: The euro became legal tender in 12 European countries on Jan. 1, 2002.
(Definition of legal tender noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of legal tender

Definitions of “legal tender” in other dictionaries

Translations of “legal tender”

Word of the Day

friendship

a situation in which two people are friends

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More