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bank note

or banknote

a promissory note, payable on demand, issued by an authorized bank and intended to circulate as money.
Origin of bank note
First recorded in 1685-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • I have reasons for not sending it by Hickman's servant; unless I had a bank note.

    Clarissa, Volume 3 (of 9) Samuel Richardson
  • The bank note I found may have never been in the possession of Mr. Carson.

  • "You are gone," said Warren, wrapping the bank note about his finger.

    Old Ebenezer

    Opie Read
  • As soon as he was where he could not be observed he examined the bank note closely.

    The Motor Boys Clarence Young
  • The "inclosed" alluded to by the writer was a bank note for 50l.

    Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi Joseph Grimaldi
  • It was a bank note on the Bank of Spain for five thousand pesetas!

    The Wolf Cub Patrick Casey
  • Then slipping into his hand a bank note for £50, he talked of other matters.

  • Old Tabaret took from his pocket-book a bank note, which he handed to the gendarme.

    The Widow Lerouge Emile Gaboriau
  • He earnestly pressed me to accept of a bank note: but I declined it.

    Clarissa, Volume 4 (of 9) Samuel Richardson

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