shroff

shroff
shroff [shräf]
n.
[Anglo-Ind sharaf < Hindi sarrāf < Ar ṣarrāf, money-changer < ṣarafa, to issue, disburse]
in Asia
a) a banker or money-changer
b) an expert in testing coins
vt.
to examine (coins) to separate the genuine from the counterfeit

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