Monetary unit
Monetary Mon"e*ta*ry, a. [L. monetarius belonging to a mint. See {Money}.] Of or pertaining to money, or consisting of money; pecuniary. ``The monetary relations of Europe.'' --E. Everett. [1913 Webster]

{Monetary unit}, the standard of a national currency, as the dollar in the United States, the pound in England, the peso in Mexico, the ruble in Russia, the franc in France, the mark in Germany. Also, the standard of an international currency, such as the euro used in the European union. [1913 Webster +PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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