from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Legally valid currency that may be offered in payment of a debt and that a creditor must accept.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any form of currency that by law cannot be refused as payment to extinguish a debt equal to the amount offered.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. That currency, or money, which the law authorizes a debtor to tender and requires a creditor to receive. It differs in different countries.
- n. See under Legal.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- That can be lawfully used in paying a debt: as, legal-tender currency; legal-tender money, See tender.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. something that can be used as an official medium of payment
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