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Forms of money which a creditor is legally obliged to accept in settlement of a debt. It is necessary to have some rules on this so that it is clear when debts have been defaulted on. What ...

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A Dictionary of Economics (5 ed.)

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2017
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Social sciences, Economics
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127 words

...legal tender Forms of money which a creditor is legally obliged to accept in settlement of a debt. It is necessary to have some rules on this so that it is clear when debts have been defaulted on. What the rules should be is a matter of convenience. Coin and banknotes are generally legal tender, with some exceptions: small denomination coins are not legal tender in large amounts, and nobody is legally obliged to give change, so that large notes are not legal tender for small amounts. Nobody is obliged to accept cheques. Actual payment is very often...

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A Dictionary of Accounting (5 ed.)

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Current Version:
2016
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Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
97 words

... tender Money that must be accepted in discharge of a debt. It may be limited legal tender , i.e. it must be accepted but only up to specified limits of payment; or unlimited legal tender , i.e. acceptable in settlement of debts of any amount. Bank of England notes and the £2 and £1 coins are unlimited legal tender in the UK. Other Royal Mint coins are limited legal tender; i.e. debts up to £10 can be paid in 50p and 20p coins; up to £5 by 10p and 5p coins; and up to 20p by bronze...

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A Dictionary of Finance and Banking (6 ed.)

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2018

... tender Money that must be accepted in discharge of a debt. It may be limited legal tender , i.e. it must be accepted but only up to specified limits of payment; or unlimited legal tender , i.e. acceptable in settlement of debts of any amount. Bank of England notes and the £2 and £1 coins are unlimited legal tender in the UK. Other Royal Mint coins are limited legal tender; i.e. debts up to £10 can be paid in 50p and 20p coins; up to £5 by 10p and 5p coins; and up to 20p by bronze...

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A Dictionary of Business and Management (6 ed.)

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Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
97 words

... tender Money that must be accepted in discharge of a debt. It may be limited legal tender , i.e. it must be accepted but only up to specified limits of payment; or unlimited legal tender , i.e. acceptable in settlement of debts of any amount. Bank of England notes and the £2 and £1 coins are unlimited legal tender in the UK. Other Royal Mint coins are limited legal tender; i.e. debts up to £10 can be paid in 50p and 20p coins; up to £5 by 10p and 5p coins; and up to 20p by bronze...

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The Handbook of International Financial Terms

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2005

... tender . The means of payment for debts which must be accepted by law. In contracts, the question of legal tender can, potentially, become a tendentious issue. For example, if a contract is entered into under US law, it may mean that although the parties may have agreed for payments to be made in Deutschmarks, the court will only enforce payment in the legal tender of the court's jurisdiction, namely US dollars ( cf. judgement currency clause...

Legal Tender Cases

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Gerald T. Dunne

The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Law
Length:
784 words

...their debt, or possibly, the debt itself. Chase reluctantly went along, and Congress enacted the Legal Tender Act of 1862 . Greenback dollars, however, rapidly depreciated in value. Historically, legal tender had been the hallmark of an irredeemable, deteriorating paper money. The framers of the Constitution clearly intended to banish it from the American scene. Reflecting this view, Chief Justice John Marshall excoriated legal tender. In 1862 , the legal tender statute was seen as a temporary, if unfortunate, expedient. The doctrine of implied powers ,...

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The Oxford Guide to United States Supreme Court Decisions (2 ed.)

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2009
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Law
Length:
757 words

...their debt, or possibly, the debt itself. Chase reluctantly went along, and Congress enacted the Legal Tender Act of 1862 . Greenback dollars, however, rapidly depreciated in value. Historically, legal tender had been the hallmark of an irredeemable, deteriorating paper money. The framers of the Constitution clearly intended to banish it from the American scene. Reflecting this view, Chief Justice John Marshall excoriated legal tender. In 1862 , the legal tender statute was seen as a temporary, if unfortunate, expedient. The doctrine of implied powers,...

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Oxford Business French Dictionary: English-French

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Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
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16 words
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Pocket Oxford-Hachette French Dictionary: English-French (4 ed.)

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Bilingual Dictionary
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2012
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Bilingual dictionaries
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6 words
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Pocket Oxford Spanish Dictionary: English-Spanish (4 ed.)

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Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
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9 words
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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
17 words
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Pocket Oxford Italian Dictionary: English-Italian (4 ed.)

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Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
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8 words
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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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40 words
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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
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42 words
legal tender

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Forms of money which a creditor is legally obliged to accept in settlement of a debt. It is necessary to have some rules on this so that it is clear when debts have been defaulted on. What the rules ...
Legal Tender Cases

Legal Tender Cases  

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Collective name for three cases of the 1870s: Hepburn v. Griswold, 75 U.S. 603 (1870), argued 10 Dec. 1869, decided 7 Feb. 1870 by vote of 4 to 3, Chase for the Court, Miller in dissent; and Knox v. ...
The Merchant of Venice

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Michael Dobson, Will Sharpe, and Anthony Davies

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare studies and criticism, Performing arts, Theatre
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3,171 words
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Oxford University Press
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...Antonio professes a stoical acceptance of death while Shylock sharpens his knife. The Duke threatens to adjourn the court until he has received legal advice from Bellario: instead he receives a letter sending a young expert in his place, Balthasar, who is really Portia in disguise, accompanied by Nerissa as clerk. Portia speaks eloquently to Shylock, urging him to show mercy, but he refuses, and she concedes his legal right to the pound of flesh. Bassanio and Graziano, in Portia and Nerissa’s hearing, each tell Antonio they would sacrifice their wives to save...

Sensibility

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
Length:
7,039 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...Excite the Compassion of Youth for the Animal Creation: From the Writings of Mr. Pratt , ‘Selected by a Lady’ in 1798 , abounded with ‘exquisite sensibility’ and contributed to its deification. The assumptions of sensationalist psychology and the perceived ductility of young and tender nerves made *children 's literature a logical route by which reform could be implemented. By late in the century, however, child-rearing literature and other advice books joined sentimental fiction in expressing concern over the effects of mothers indulging their children. The...

Ruth

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Grace I. Emmerson and Grace I. Emmerson

The Oxford Bible Commentary

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Current Version:
2022
Subject:
Religion
Length:
4,704 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...the agent of this blessing for under his ‘skirts’ ( kānāp ) Ruth will eventually find security ( 3:9 ). Behind Ruth's bland words ‘you have…spoken kindly’ (literally ‘to speak to the heart’, v. 13 ) lies a more ambivalent meaning; in some contexts this expression signifies the tender wooing of a lover ( Hos 2:14 ). The narrative is rich in such ambiguities which foreshadow the outcome of the story. The overwhelming generosity and superabundance of Boaz's provision for Ruth ( vv. 14–16 ) is reminiscent of YHWH's unstinting provision for his people ( Ps 81:10;...

Troilus and Cressida

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Michael Dobson and Anthony Davies

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare studies and criticism, Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
3,065 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
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1

...a troubled Achilles sends Thersites to request that Hector should be invited to visit his tent after his combat with Ajax. 4.1 Early in the morning Diomedes arrives in Troy to fetch Cressida and is conducted towards her lodging by Aeneas and Paris. 4.2 Troilus and Cressida, tenderly parting, are interrupted first by a coyly mocking Pandarus and then by the arrival of Aeneas, who privately tells Troilus that Cressida must go to the Greeks. 4.3 Pandarus tells a distraught Cressida the news. 4.4 Troilus is sent to fetch Cressida. 4.5 Troilus and Cressida say...

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