Monetary unit, the standard of a national currency, as the dollar in the United States, the pound in England, the franc in France, the mark in Germany.

(Mon"eth) n. A month. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Mon`e*ti*za"tion) n. The act or process of converting into money, or of adopting as money; as, the monetization of silver.

(Mon"e*tize) v. t. To convert into money; to adopt as current money; as, to monetize silver.

(Mon"ey) n.; pl. Moneys [OE. moneie, OF. moneie, F. monnaie, fr. L. moneta. See Mint place where coin is made, Mind, and cf. Moidore, Monetary.]

1. A piece of metal, as gold, silver, copper, etc., coined, or stamped, and issued by the sovereign authority as a medium of exchange in financial transactions between citizens and with government; also, any number of such pieces; coin.

To prevent such abuses, . . . it has been found necessary . . . to affix a public stamp upon certain quantities of such particular metals, as were in those countries commonly made use of to purchase goods. Hence the origin of coined money, and of those public offices called mints.
A. Smith.

2. Any written or stamped promise, certificate, or order, as a government note, a bank note, a certificate of deposit, etc., which is payable in standard coined money and is lawfully current in lieu of it; in a comprehensive sense, any currency usually and lawfully employed in buying and selling.

(Mone), n. A moan. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Mo*ne"cian Mo*ne"cious) a. (Bot.) See Monœcian, and Monœcious.

(Mon*em"bry*o*ny) n. [See Mono- , and Embryo.] (Bot.) The condition of an ovule having but a single embryo.Mon*em`bry*on"ic a.

(Mo"ner) n. (Zoöl.) One of the Monera.

(||Mo*ne"ra) n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. mo`nos single.] (Zoöl.) The lowest division of rhizopods, including those which resemble the amœbas, but are destitute of a nucleus.

(Mo*ne"ral) a. Of or pertaining to the Monera.

(Mo*ne"ran) a. (Zoöl.) Of or pertaining to the Monera.n. One of the Monera.

(||Mo*ne"ron) n.; pl. L. Monera (#); E. Monerons [NL.] (Zoöl.) One of the Monera.

(||Mo*ner"u*la) n. [NL., dim. of moner. See Monera.] (Biol.) A germ in that stage of development in which its form is simply that of a non- nucleated mass of protoplasm. It precedes the one-celled germ. So called from its likeness to a moner. Haeckel.

(Mo*ne"sia) n. (Pharm.) The bark, or a vegetable extract brought in solid cakes from South America and believed to be derived from the bark, of the tree Chrysophyllum glycyphlœum. It is used as an alterative and astringent.

(Mo*ne"sin) n. The acrid principle of Monesia, sometimes used as a medicine.

(Mo*nest") v. t. [See Admonish.] To warn; to admonish; to advise. [Obs.] Wyclif

(Mon"e*ta*ry) a. [L. monetarius belonging to a mint. See Money.] Of or pertaining to money, or consisting of money; pecuniary. "The monetary relations of Europe." E. Everett.

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