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bank note

or bank·note

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  1. a promissory note, payable on demand, issued by an authorized bank and intended to circulate as money.
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Origin of bank note

First recorded in 1685–95
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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.

  • 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.


    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

British Dictionary definitions for banknote


  1. a promissory note issued by a central bank, serving as money
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