Legal Tender

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Legal Tender

All U.S. coins and currencies—regardless of when coined or issued—including (in terms of the federal reserve System) Federal Reserve notes and circulating notes of Federal Reserve banks and national banking associations that are used for all debts, public and private, public charges, taxes, duties, and dues.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

legal tender

n. all money issued by the government.

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