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Piastre

1. The name of the subdivision equal to 1/100 of several currencies. Examples include the Egyptian pound and the Lebanese pound.

2. See: Ottoman piastre.
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4) Ses proprietes mobilieres et immobilieres devront valoir, somme toute, quatre mille piastres, en sus de toutes ses dettes et obligations.
Last year, the bank introduced the smaller amount notes of 5, 10, and 25 piastre, to enable citizens buy items less than a pound.
Dans le cas oU, lors de l'union, les dettes publiques de la Nouvelle-Ecosse et du Nouveau-Brunswick seraient respectivement moindres que huit millions et sept miluons de piastres, ces provinces auront droit de recevoir, chacune, du gouvernement du Canada, en paiements semi-annuels et d'avance, l'interet au taux de cinq pour cent par annee sur la difference qui existera entre le chiffre reel de leurs dettes respectives et le montant ainsi arrete.
In reality however, an imbalance in trade in favour of exports to Japan meant that Japan often lacked sufficient piastres and that it thus paid for Indochinese goods partly with its own products and partly with gold-backed currencies, at least while shipping lanes were safe.
The state has long helped fund bread production, with the cheapest loaves selling for 5 piastres.
In 1952, the then-Government set the minimum wage at 18 piastres per day.
It also subsidises saucer-sized flat loaves that sell for just 5 piastres (less than 1 U.
5 piastres during the 1919 tax reform and applied from 1923 to all healthy males, aged 18 to 60 years old.
The English radical journalist and traveller lames St John found that among foreigners 'every look, word or smile of the pasha is subjected to an arithmetical calculation to ascertain its value in piastres [Egyptian pounds]'.
The former was a gold coin first introduced in 1843, equivalent to one hundred piastres or five mejidis, and the latter was a silver coin equivalent to twenty piastres, which was first minted in 1844 during the reign of the Ottoman Sultan Abdulmecit I (1839-1861).
The financial report published in Cairo, Egypt today said that sterling pound fell by 10 piastres at once recording 9.