Pronunciation: (ā-kyOO'; Fr. ā-ky'), [key]
—pl. é•cusPronunciation: (ā-kyOOz'; Fr. ā-ky'). [key]
1. the shield carried by a mounted man-at-arms in the Middle Ages.
2. any of various gold and silver coins of France, issued from the 13th through the 18th centuries, bearing the figure of a shield.
Pronunciation: (ā-kOO' or, sometimes, ē'sē'yOO'), [key]
a money of account of the European Common Market used in international finance, based on the combined prorated values of the currencies of member nations.
English Church Union.
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