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CHANGE. The exchange of money for money. The giving, for example, dollars for eagles, dimes for dollars, cents for dimes. This is a contract which always takes place in the same place. By change is also understood small money. Poth. Contr. de Change, n. 1.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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to stop the depredations against Darfur, the media have suddenly changed the subject away from sanctions against Sudan and focused on the Bush administration's 'unilateralist' rejection of the ICC."
She seemed relieved when I quickly changed the subject to shop talk about teaching English as a second language.
He's changed the subject but failed his core responsibility: to deal with the real and present danger of an economic meltdown.