Definition of bimetallist in English:

bimetallist

noun

historical
  • See bimetallism

    • ‘There was truth in the war-cry of the bimetallists that a ‘crime against silver’ had been committed; but the crime was really the original imposition of bimetallism in lieu of parallel standards.’
    • ‘If our bimetallists in the halls of legislation were conversant with sacred history, they might get fresh inspiration from the views of the Patriarchs on good money.’
    • ‘It also bears out the bimetallist claim that the bimetallic price level should be more stable than the price level under a monometallism provided other things are reasonably equal and both precious metals are used for monetary purposes.’
    • ‘It is proposed by the bimetallists to remonetize silver, and add it to the quantity of money that is to be used for measuring the value of all other property.’
    • ‘Societies long ago started out using bimetallist systems, in which several types of metals (gold, silver, etc.) were used as currencies.’
    • ‘The creation of Oz (the name Oz may refer to the 16: 1 silver ounces to gold ounces rallying cry of bimetallists) recast this ancient belief into intellect (gold, sun) vs. emotions (silver, moon), the core tension of the Oz mythology.’
    • ‘It is suggested that the example of French bimetallism and its success between 1850 and 1870 provided a success story to which bimetallists in the 1890s could refer.’
    • ‘The bimetallist movement and others understood that a gold-only standard was ‘bad money.' Angela Redish writes, ‘Firstly, the coin whose relative market value had risen could be withdrawn from circulation making the monetary system either all gold or all silver.’’
    • ‘At luncheon I saw by the glare in his eye that he was going to propose again, and I just managed to check him in time by assuring him that I was a bimetallist.’
    • ‘A bimetallist and a believer in the quantitative theory of money, he originally called for free silver as a means of providing ‘more money’ and an equitable currency system.’
    • ‘Therefore, he argued that the People's party should gather bimetallists under its banner and maximize its chance of winning office.’
    • ‘Here are yesteryear's gold bugs, silverites, and bimetallists. Finally, William Jennings Bryan appears with his popular ‘Cross of Gold’ oration.’
    • ‘So went the decade, with the international bimetallists and gold men unable to halt limited silver coinage and the free coinage men unable to remove the limitations.’
    • ‘Naturally, as a faithful devotee of the Quantity Theory, he helped create, he was also opposed to the inconvertibility of paper currency and the bimetallist movement.’
    • ‘It also explains why some economists have argued that Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is a political allegory dealing with the bimetallist argument.’
    • ‘Just such a result has followed a similar increase in the nation's supply of money to the joy of all - thus proving the contentions of the bimetallists.’
    • ‘‘Bimetallism… the possible effects on Roman art, had the Etruscans been bimetallists.’’
    • ‘He took a moderate bimetallist position, endorsing the use of silver as well as gold, but opposing the inflationist policy of the unlimited coinage of silver (free silver).’
    • ‘However, it would have been in order to discuss the bimetallist systems of other countries.’

Pronunciation

bimetallist

/ˌbʌɪˈmɛtəlɪst/