assignat[as′ig nat′; Fr ȧ sē nyȧ′]
assignat definition by Webster's New World
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a piece of paper currency issued during the French Revolution with confiscated lands as the security
Origin: French ; from Classical Latin assignatus, past participle of assignare, assign
assignat definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Any of the notes issued as paper currency in France (1789-1796) by the revolutionary government and secured by confiscated lands.
Origin: French, from Latin assignātus, past participle of assignāre, to assign; see assign.