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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. dated To be considered genuine or authentic. What passes current as orthodox religious belief these days would be considered quite liberal—downright blasphemous, even—200 years ago.
See also: current, pass
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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
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