legal tender Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"legal tender" in British English

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legal tendernoun [U]

uk   us  
the ​money that can be ​officially used in a ​country
(Definition of legal tender from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"legal tender" in American English

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legal tendernoun [U]

 /ˈli·ɡəl ˈten·dər/
the ​officialmoney used in a ​country
(Definition of legal tender from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"legal tender" in Business English

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legal tendernoun [U]

uk   us   MONEY
coins or ​banknotes that are ​part of a country's ​officialcurrency: The ​euro became ​legaltender in 12 ​European countries on ​Jan. 1, 2002.
(Definition of legal tender from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “legal tender”
in Chinese (Simplified) 法定货币…
in Chinese (Traditional) 法定貨幣…
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