legal tender


legal tender
legal tender n: money that is legally valid for the payment of debts and that must be accepted for that purpose when offered

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

legal tender
index cash, currency, money

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


legal tender
n.
Money that can be used to pay for things; all coins and currencies of the United States, regardless of when they were issued.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


legal tender
Currency that is issued by a government. Checks, credit cards, and other noncash payments are generally not legal tender.
Category: Representing Yourself in Court
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


legal tender
n. A nation's official monetary bills and coinage.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


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.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


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.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

legal tender
n.
   all money issued by the government.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • Legal tender — Tender Ten der, n. 1. (Law) An offer, either of money to pay a debt, or of service to be performed, in order to save a penalty or forfeiture, which would be incurred by nonpayment or nonperformance; as, the tender of rent due, or of the amount of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • legal tender — ˌlegal ˈtender noun [uncountable] FINANCE coins and bank notes that are officially allowed to be used as money in a particular place: • These notes are no longer legal tender. * * * legal tender UK US noun [U] MONEY ► coins or bank notes that are …   Financial and business terms

  • Legal tender — Legal Le gal (l[=e] gal), a. [L. legalis, fr. lex, legis, law; prob. orig., that which lies or is fixed (cf. L. lectus bed), and if so akin to E. lie, law: cf. F. l[ e]gal. Cf. {Lie} to be prostrate, {Loyal}, {Leal}.] 1. Created by, permitted by …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Legal tender — (engl., spr. līgäl, »gesetzliche Achtung«), die Banknoten beigelegte Eigenschaft, als gesetzliches Zahlungsmittel zu dienen. Vgl. Papiergeld und Banken, S. 346 …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • legal tender — n [U] coins or bank notes that people can officially use as money in a particular country …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • legal tender — noun uncount the money that is officially used in a country …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • legal tender — *money, cash, currency, specie, coin, coinage …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • legal tender — ► NOUN ▪ coins or banknotes that must be accepted if offered in payment of a debt …   English terms dictionary

  • legal tender — n. money that may be legally offered in payment of an obligation and that a creditor must accept …   English World dictionary

  • Legal tender — This article is about the payment medium. For the song, see Legal Tender (song). Legal tender is a medium of payment allowed by law or recognized by a legal system to be valid for meeting a financial obligation.[1] Paper currency is a common form …   Wikipedia


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