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    legal tender
    [ noun ]
    something that can be used as an official medium of payment
    <noun.possession>


    Legal \Le"gal\ (l[=e]"gal), a. [L. legalis, fr. lex, legis, law;
    prob. orig., that which lies or is fixed (cf. L. lectus bed),
    and if so akin to E. lie, law: cf. F. l['e]gal. Cf. {Lie} to
    be prostrate, {Loyal}, {Leal}.]
    1. Created by, permitted by, in conformity with, or relating
    to, law; as, a legal obligation; a legal standard or test;
    a legal procedure; a legal claim; a legal trade; anything
    is legal which the laws do not forbid.

    2. (Theol.)
    (a) According to the law of works, as distinguished from
    free grace; or resting on works for salvation.
    (b) According to the old or Mosaic dispensation; in
    accordance with the law of Moses.

    3. (Law) Governed by the rules of law as distinguished from
    the rules of equity; as, legal estate; legal assets.
    --Bouvier. --Burrill.

    {Legal cap}. See under {Cap}.

    {Legal tender}.
    (a) The act of tendering in the performance of a contract
    or satisfaction of a claim that which the law
    prescribes or permits, and at such time and place as
    the law prescribes or permits.
    (b) That currency, or money, which the law authorizes a
    debtor to tender and requires a creditor to receive.
    It differs in different countries.

    Syn: Lawful; constitutional; legitimate; licit; authorized.
    See {Lawful}.


    Tender \Ten"der\, n.
    1. (Law) An offer, either of money to pay a debt, or of
    service to be performed, in order to save a penalty or
    forfeiture, which would be incurred by nonpayment or
    nonperformance; as, the tender of rent due, or of the
    amount of a note, with interest.

    Note: To constitute a legal tender, such money must be
    offered as the law prescribes. So also the tender must
    be at the time and place where the rent or debt ought
    to be paid, and it must be to the full amount due.

    2. Any offer or proposal made for acceptance; as, a tender of
    a loan, of service, or of friendship; a tender of a bid
    for a contract.

    A free, unlimited tender of the gospel. --South.

    3. The thing offered; especially, money offered in payment of
    an obligation. --Shak.

    {Legal tender}. See under {Legal}.

    {Tender of issue} (Law), a form of words in a pleading, by
    which a party offers to refer the question raised upon it
    to the appropriate mode of decision. --Burrill.

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