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Money of a country other than one's own.
A currency printed in a different country. Generally speaking, a foreign currency may not be used to buy goods and services in any country other than the one in which it is printed, unless the government of that country agrees to use it. For example, the Federated States of Micronesia uses the U.S. dollar, but if the Micronesian government had not agreed to this one would not be able to use dollars in Micronesia. However, exceptions to this rule exist, particularly when the domestic currency has a low value. For example, many merchants in Zimbabwe accept the U.S. dollar in addition to (or even instead of) the Zimbabwean dollar. See also: Foreign Exchange.