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RUPEE, comm. law. A denomination of money in Bengal. In the computation of ad valorem duties, it is valued at fifty-five and one half cents. Act of March 2, 1799, s. 61; 1 Story's L. U. S. 627. Vide Foreign coins.
     2. The rupee of British India as money of account at the custom-house, shall be deemed and taken to be of the value of forty-four and one half cents. Act of March 3, 1848.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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It is the Lame Tiger too, and there is a hundred rupees on his head.
Kim slunk away, his teeth in the bread, and, as he expected, he found a small wad of folded tissue-paper wrapped in oilskin, with three silver rupees - enormous largesse.
Have wired two thousand rupees your credit Luchman Narain's bank-' This was entirely in the way of trade, but every one of those telegrams was discussed and re- discussed, by parties who conceived themselves to be interested, before they went over to the railway station in charge of a foolish Balti, who allowed all sorts of people to read them on the road.
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KARACHI -- The rupee maintained downward drive for the seventh straight session ahead of the likely hike in key interest rate on Tuesday.
With the Narendra Modi government staying in power and a new union budget announced, the Indian rupee has steadily grown stronger, and now has an exchange rate of about INR 178 for an Omani Rial.
Summary: Rumours hint that Pakistani rupee will touch 180-200 against the US dollar.
Karachi -- The Pakistani currency suddenly weakened over one-rupee to Rs142.7 to the US dollar in the open market on Friday as speculation mounted that Pakistan had agreed to let the rupee depreciate further under a stringent International Monetary Fund bailout programme.
3 -- Sri Lanka's rupee which has been declining steadily against the US dollar closed stronger on 1 February.
Pakistan rupee has lost about a third of its value against US dollar since the start of the year.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Sep 14 (ANI): The Principal Economic Advisor in the Finance Ministry, Sanjeev Sanyal on Friday said that the Government is confident of defending dollar-rupee fluctuations, adding that foreign exchange reserves are sufficient to defend the rupee.
The deficit was up 5 percent in rupee terms but in terms of projected gross domestic product it was down to 2.4 percent of GDP from 2.5 percent a year earlier.