bill of exchange


noun

a written authorization or order to pay a specified sum of money to a specified person.

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Origin of bill of exchange

First recorded in 1570–80
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British Dictionary definitions for bill of exchange

bill of exchange

noun

(now chiefly in foreign transactions) a document, usually negotiable, containing an instruction to a third party to pay a stated sum of money at a designated future date or on demand
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