"seigniorage" Definition

  1. n. Something claimed or taken by virtue of sovereign prerogative; specifically, a charge or toll deducted from bullion brought to a mint to be coined; the difference between the cost of a mass of bullion and the value as money of the pieces coined from it.
  2. n. A share of the receipts of a business taken in payment for the use of a right, as a copyright or a patent.

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Position in dictionary: 88500 of 111710 words.
Word Type: n., n.,
Words that start with "seigniorage": 1
Words that end with "seigniorage": 1
Words that contain "seigniorage": 1
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English Dictionary Definition of seigniorage

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