demonetization

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n demonetization ending something (e.g. gold or silver) as no longer the legal tender of a country
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n demonetization The act of demonetizing, or the condition of being demonetized;
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n demonetization The act of demonetizing; the condition of being demonetized. Also spelled demonetisation.
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Usage

In literature:

We can demonetize gold... the government can refuse to buy any more.
"Prince Hagen" by Upton Sinclair
Why was silver demonetized?
"A Short History of the United States" by Edward Channing
But suppose there had been a general demonetization of gold instead of silver, how would the ratio have stood then?
"If Not Silver, What?" by John W. Bookwalter
The demonetization of silver, which has taken place in various countries.
"The Bay State Monthly, Volume 3, No. 2" by Various
The House or the Senate, I 've forgotten which, had passed the demonetization bill.
"The Cross-Cut" by Courtney Ryley Cooper
Silver was demonetized by fraud.
"The Ghosts" by Robert G. Ingersoll
Well, silver 's demonetized!
"Checkers" by Henry M. Blossom
It is the fact of monetization for one of the metals, and demonetization for the other.
"The Arena" by Various
Then came the demonetization of silver in India and the falling rupee, followed by distress amounting almost to the dissolution of society.
"The Outlook: Uncle Sam's Place and Prospects in International Politics" by Newton Macmillan
Silver ought never have been demonetized; it was fatal, sir.
"Sons and Fathers" by Harry Stillwell Edwards
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