English version

legal tender

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Currencies
legal tenderˌlegal ˈtender noun [uncountable]  PECcoins or bank notes that people can officially use as money in a particular country
Examples from the Corpus
legal tenderHis followers made it a legal tender at the stores for everything they wanted.But they are the old-style notes without silver strips although legal tender could arouse suspicion.It was not legal tender but traded at a free price against the rouble, and was informally linked to gold.
From Longman Business Dictionarylegal tenderˌlegal ˈtender noun [uncountable]FINANCE coins and bank notes that are officially allowed to be used as money in a particular placeThese notes are no longer legal tender.
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