bill of exchange


noun

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

Nearby words

  1. bill,
  2. bill broker,
  3. bill of adventure,
  4. bill of attainder,
  5. bill of entry,
  6. bill of fare,
  7. bill of goods,
  8. bill of health,
  9. bill of indictment,
  10. bill of lading

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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