Definition of franc noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//fræŋk//
; NAmE NAmE//fræŋk//
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the unit of money in Switzerland and several other countries (replaced in 2002 in France, Belgium and Luxembourg by the euro) Word Originfrom Old French, from Latin Francorum Rex ‘king of the Franks’, the legend on gold coins struck in the 14th cent. in the reign of Jean le Bon.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: franc