- 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
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Related Wordscurrency, greenback, buck, certificate, dollar, skin, money, bill, dough, cash, bread, clam, ace, note, single, cucumber, one-spot, draft
Examples from the Web for bank note
"It is certain that no one can have touched the bank-note in this office, sir," he said aloud.
The theft of old Galloway's bank-note has been traced to Arthur Channing.
They can't really suspect Arthur of stealing the bank-note, you know.
Is it of stealing that bank-note of Galloway's that you presume to accuse my brother?
He had asked for ten pounds, and she had sent him a bank-note.Cleo The Magnificent