Pronunciation: (kred'it mō-bēl'yur, mō-bēl-yā'; Fr. krā-dē mô-bē-lyā'), [key] U.S. Hist.
a joint-stock company organized in 1863 and reorganized in 1867 to build the Union Pacific Railroad. It was involved in a scandal in 1872 in which high government officials were accused of accepting bribes.
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