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Bi*met"al*lism (&?;), n. [F. bimétalisme.] The legalized use of two metals (as gold and silver) in the currency of a country, at a fixed relative value; -- in opposition to monometallism.

&fist; The words bimétallisme and monométallisme are due to M. Cernuschi [1869]. Littré.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



Bimetallism, the employment of two metals (gold and silver) in the currency of a country as legal tender at a fixed relative value, the ratio usually proposed being 1 to 15½.
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