French franc

The former currency of France, now superseded by the euro. Symbol: FF

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  • French Franc - F — A currency used in France, prior to the introduction of the euro. The French franc, whose symbol was F or FF, was the national currency until the euro was introduced for accounting purposes in 1999, and as coins and banknotes in 2002. The French… …   Investment dictionary

  • French franc — noun formerly the basic unit of money in France • Hypernyms: ↑franc …   Useful english dictionary

  • franc-salé — Franc salé. s. m. Droit qu ont quelques Officiers en vertu de leurs charges, de prendre gratuitement certaine quantité de sel au grenier. Les Secretaires du Roy ont le franc salé, ont leur franc salé. On appelle, Marais salants, Les marais… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • franc-fief — Franc fief. s. m. Fief possedé par un roturier avec concession & dispense du Roy, contre la regle commune, qui ne permet pas aux Roturiers de tenir des Fiefs. On appelle, Droit des francs fiefs, taxe des francs fiefs. Le droit domanial qui se… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • franc — I. FRANC, [fran]che. adj. Libre. Tout esclave qui met le pied en France devient franc & libre. il l a fait de sa pure & franche volonté. Franc sign. aussi, Exempt d imposition & de charges, de dettes. Demeurer franc & quitte. estre franc de… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • French Guiana — French Guianese, French Guianan. /gee an euh, gee ah neuh/ an overseas department of France, on the NE coast of South America: formerly a French colony. 49,200; 35,135 sq. mi. (91,000 sq. km). Cap.: Cayenne. * * * French Guiana Introduction… …   Universalium

  • Franc — The franc is the name of several currency units, most notably the French franc, the currency of France until it adopted the euro in 1999 (by law, 2002 de facto), and the Swiss franc, still a major world currency today due to the prominence of… …   Wikipedia

  • French Polynesian franc — The franc is the currency of French Polynesia. It is subdivided into 100 centimes . Since 1945, it has been part of the CFP franc.HistoryUntil 1914, the French franc circulated in French Polynesia. That year, banknotes were issued specifically… …   Wikipedia

  • franc — /frangk/; Fr. /frddahonn/, n., pl. francs /frangks/; Fr. /frddahonn/. 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,… …   Universalium

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