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bordereau

[bawr-duh-roh; French bawr-duh-roh]
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noun, plural bor·de·reaux [bawr-duh-rohz; French bawr-duh-roh] /ˌbɔr dəˈroʊz; French bɔr dəˈroʊ/.
  1. a detailed memorandum, especially one in which documents are listed.

Origin of bordereau

1895–1900; < French, equivalent to bord edge (see border) + -ereau; see -rel
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Examples from the Web for bordereau

Historical Examples

  • Miss Bordereau demanded before I had time to answer this appeal.

    The Aspern Papers

    Henry James

  • Most dead of all did poor Miss Bordereau appear, and yet she alone had survived.

  • "I suppose you know you can sell them—those you don't use," Miss Bordereau went on.

  • "He must have known that he wrote the bordereau," he replied.

    The Sunny Side of Diplomatic Life, 1875-1912

    Lillie DeHegermann-Lindencrone

  • He seemed astonished that I did not know what a bordereau was.

    The Sunny Side of Diplomatic Life, 1875-1912

    Lillie DeHegermann-Lindencrone


British Dictionary definitions for bordereau

bordereau

noun plural -reaux (-ˈrəʊ, -ˈrəʊz, French -ro)
  1. a memorandum or invoice prepared for a company by an underwriter, containing a list of reinsured risks

Word Origin

C20: from French
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