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Silverite

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Silverite One who favors the use or establishment of silver as a monetary standard; -- so called by those who favor the gold standard.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n silverite One who favors the free use of silver as money equally with gold; a bimetallist; specifically, in the United States, an opponent of the demonetization of silver, and advocate of its coinage either without restriction or to a large specific amount.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Silverite one who opposes the demonetisation of silver
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. silfer, seolfor; Ice. silfr, Ger. silber.

Usage

In literature:

ALLEN, Senator of Albraska, a prominent silverite, spoke for fifteen hours.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, October 21st 1893" by Various
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