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pass current

1. obsolete Of a coin, to have a particular monetary worth. The coin passed current for 21 shillings until the end of the 17th century.
2. near-obsolete To be considered genuine or authentic. What passes current as orthodox religious views these days would be considered quite liberal—downright blasphemous, even—two hundred years ago.
See also: current, pass

pass current

be generally accepted as true or genuine. British
Pass current originally referred to the currency of a genuine coin, as opposed to a counterfeit one.
See also: current, pass
References in classic literature ?
That sort of evidence was as good as gold, and passed current everywhere.
The Englishman passed current holder Peter Lawrie and goes in to the final round 12 under.
He passed current San Jose Shark Patrick Rissmiller (1998-2002).
Of these, 16 had passed current accepted levels for routine microbiological parameters.
Although major differences in time requirements are not expected this time, several oddities will exist because candidates who have passed current parts of the exam will be allowed credit for parts of the new exam in accordance with how the various subjects line up, as shown in the Exhibit.
Although the toy passed current European toy safety regulations, Ikea said it was withdrawing the item worldwide.