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A Japanese monetary unit, equal to 1/10 sen; a coin of this value.
Mid 19th century. From Japanese rin monetary unit, standard subdivision of the yen (1873; attested earlier denoting e.g. a unit of numerical quantity and a unit of weight) from Middle Chinese. Compare earlier li.
Royal Indian Navy.
1930s; earliest use found in The Times.
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