Coinage Coin"age, n. [From {Coin}, v. t., cf. {Cuinage}.] 1. The act or process of converting metal into money. [1913 Webster]

The care of the coinage was committed to the inferior magistrates. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster]

2. Coins; the aggregate coin of a time or place. [1913 Webster]

3. The cost or expense of coining money. [1913 Webster]

4. The act or process of fabricating or inventing; formation; fabrication; that which is fabricated or forged. ``Unnecessary coinage . . . of words.'' --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

This is the very coinage of your brain. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.