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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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  • "There, get this V changed," said Bliffins, handing him a bank note.

  • The bank note I found may have never been in the possession of Mr. Carson.

  • When Mark bade Miss Gilbert good night after ringing the bell at her home, she pressed a bank note into his hand.

    Mark Mason's Victory Horatio Alger
  • As soon as he was where he could not be observed he examined the bank note closely.

    The Motor Boys Clarence Young
  • I will not call at your house; you can send me a check, bank note, or what you will.

    Marion Arleigh's Penance Charlotte M. Braeme
  • It was a bank note on the Bank of Spain for five thousand pesetas!

    The Wolf Cub Patrick Casey
  • I took out a bank note and put it under the blotting paper that had been placed on the table for me.

  • He earnestly pressed me to accept of a bank note: but I declined it.

    Clarissa, Volume 4 (of 9) Samuel Richardson
  • Virginia arose from her chair letting her work and the bank note fall unheeded from her lap, and went to him.

    The Dreamer Mary Newton Stanard

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