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1. A bank in a system of federally chartered commercial banks in the United States, supervised by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, a department of the US Treasury.
2. A bank controlled by or associated with a national government, especially a central bank.
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1. (Banking & Finance) (in the US) a commercial bank incorporated under a Federal charter and legally required to be a member of the Federal Reserve System. Compare state bank
2. (Banking & Finance) a bank owned and operated by a government
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a bank chartered by the U.S. government and formerly authorized to issue notes that served as money.
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|Noun||1.||national bank - a commercial bank chartered by the federal government|
Federal Reserve, Federal Reserve System, FRS, Fed - the central bank of the United States; incorporates 12 Federal Reserve branch banks and all national banks and state-chartered commercial banks and some trust companies; "the Fed seeks to control the United States economy by raising and lowering short-term interest rates and the money supply"
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