The authority to print money, usually given to a central bank exclusively as the issuer of currency.

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  • Often attributed to Lew Grade, and notably used by Roy Thompson of Scottish Television around 1956.
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Submitted on September 01, 2009

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licence to print moneyA means of generating a large income with little effort.
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