Central-bank meaning

A national monetary authority, such as the US Federal Reserve, which regulates the money supply and credit, issues currency, and manages the rate of exchange.
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The main, centralized bank of a nation, responsible variously for implementing monetary policy, issuing currency, handling banking transactions for the government and other banks, etc.
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Any of the twelve district banks of the Federal Reserve System.
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(banking) The principal monetary authority of a polity or monetary union; it normally regulates the supply of money, issues currency and controls interest rates. It usually oversees banking activity within its country's borders.
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