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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. 2018.
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  • I too produced my purse and took a crumpled paper out of it:—but it was no banknote.

    Debts of Honor Maurus Jkai
  • Diogenes sought them with a lantern, he seeks them with a banknote in his hand.

    Napoleon the Little Victor Hugo
  • When she shook hands with him Nancy had the banknote ready and she left it in his hand.

    A Little Miss Nobody

    Amy Bell Marlowe
  • His jaw was set as he pulled off banknote after banknote in the tense silence which had fallen.

    'Me-Smith' Caroline Lockhart
  • "There's the bill Percy Paget gave to Will," he said, as he handed over the banknote.

    The Young Bridge-Tender Arthur M. Winfield
  • Sube was still gazing at the banknote when Cathead came out of the house.

    Sube Cane Edward Bellamy Partridge
  • Anyone would cash a cheque of Dunns': it is as good as a banknote.

    Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles Mrs. Henry Wood
  • I told her how you had given the banknote to me; it moved my darling to tears.

    Father Goriot Honore de Balzac
British Dictionary definitions for banknote


a promissory note issued by a central bank, serving as money
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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