Meaning of “legal tender” in the English Dictionary

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"legal tender" in American English

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legal tendernoun [ U ]

/ˈli·ɡəl ˈten·dər/

the official money 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 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” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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