• A legally or socially binding conceptual contract of entitlement to wealth, void of intrinsic value, payable for all debts and taxes, and regulated in supply.
  • A generally accepted means of exchange and measure of value.
  • A currency maintained by a state or other entity which can guarantee its value (such as a monetary union).
  • Hard cash in the form of banknotes and coins, as opposed to cheques/checks, credit cards, or credit more generally.
  • The total value of liquid assets available for an individual or other economic unit, such as cash and bank deposits.
  • Wealth; a person, family or class that possesses wealth
  • An item of value between two or more parties used for the exchange of goods or services.
  • A person who funds an operation.


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  • From Middle English money, moneie, moneye, borrowed from Old French moneie ("money"), from Latin monēta ("money, a place for coining money, coin, mint"), from the name of the temple of Juno Moneta in Rome, where a mint was. Displaced native Middle English schat ("money, treasure") (from Old English sċeatt ("money, treasure, coin")), Middle English feoh ("money, property") (from Old English feoh ("money, property, cattle"), whence English fee). mint, ultimately from the same Latin word but through Germanic and Old English, and of manat, through Russian and Azeri or Turkmen.

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