Meaning of assignat

as•sig•nat

Pronunciation: (as'ig-nat" Fr. a-sē-nya'), [key]
— pl. as•sig•nats
  1. 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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