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Definition of

fiat money

Finance

government-recognized money coins or banknotes that have little intrinsic value in the material of which they are made but that are recognized by a government or other issuing authority, such as the European Central Bank, as having value

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Definitions of ’fiat money’ and meaning of ’fiat money’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’fiat money’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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