• WordNet 3.6
    • n agio a fee charged for exchanging currencies
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Agio (Com) The premium or percentage on a better sort of money when it is given in exchange for an inferior sort. The premium or discount on foreign bills of exchange is sometimes called agio.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n agio A commercial term in use, principally on the continent of Europe, to denote—
    • n agio The rate of exchange between the currencies of two countries, as between those of Italy and the United States.
    • n agio The percentage of difference in the value of two metallic currencies, or a metallic and a paper currency of the same denomination, in the same country; hence, premium on the appreciated currency, and disagio, or discount, on the depreciated one.
    • n agio An allowance made in some places for the wear and tear of coins, as in Amsterdam, Hamburg, etc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Agio ā′ji-o the difference between the real and nominal value of money, or between metallic and paper money: the variations from fixed pars or rates of exchange: discount.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
It. aggio, exchange, discount, premium, the same word as agio, ease. See Ease
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
It. agio, aggio, ease, convenience.


In literature:

The Stockjobber has no country, except his own black pool of Agio.
"The French Revolution" by Thomas Carlyle
This game was called 'agio'.
"The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete" by Duc de Saint-Simon
Agios Athanatos, eleison imas.
"The St. Gregory Hymnal and Catholic Choir Book" by Various
And will not the agio then, in a way, grow out of itself, a bigger agio appearing, because an agio has already appeared?
"The Value of Money" by Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
The agio of the bank of Hamburg, for example, which is said to be commonly about fourteen per cent.
"An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations" by Adam Smith

In news:

In the Washington, DC area, an exciting, intimate option is the dining room at Agio restaurant at Bethesda Marriott.
Even if Agio wasn't your favorite Indy Italian restaurant, you can't deny the void that was left when it closed on Mass Ave With its open-air frontage and prime location next to Theatre on the Square, its absence blighted the block.
Spunky Italian bistro Agio is making a name for itself.
Agios Takes A Long View In Cell Metabolism.
Agio's Alumicast Classique features a porcelain top table with an intricate design pattern.
The Palisades Deep Seating from Agio.
Agio's Heritage Collection reflects the updated styling of current offerings.
Agio International has expanded its Reserve and Tropics lines for the 2006 season, adding four collections to the Agio Reserve program as well as three collections to the all-weather wicker Tropics program.
Agio International Disney Animal Kingdom Split Sling Dining Chair by Fred Doughty of Premises Design.
Unique Bethesda dining open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Agio features tantalizing dishes shaped by the expert taste and eye of Executive Chef George Nkulenu, all served in a relaxed and casual ambiance.