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as•sig•nat



Pronunciation: (as'ig-nat"; Fr. a-sē-nya'), [key]
n.,
pl. as•sig•natsPronunciation: (as'ig-nats"; Fr. a-sē-nya'). [key]
Fr. Hist.
one of the notes issued as paper currency from 1789 to 1796 by the revolutionary government on the security of confiscated lands.

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