franc: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (frangk Fr. frän), [key]
— pl. francs
  1. an aluminum or nickel coin and monetary unit of France, equal to 100 centimes. Abbr.: F., f., Fr, fr.
  2. any of the monetary units of various other nations and territories, as Belgium, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Martinique, Senegal, Switzerland, and Tahiti, equal to 100 centimes.
  3. a former silver coin of France, first issued under Henry III.
  4. a former monetary unit of Algeria, Guinea, and Morocco.
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