bill of lading

[ biluhv ley-ding ]
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nounCommerce.
  1. a written receipt given by a carrier for goods accepted for transportation. Abbreviations: b.l., B.L., b/l, B/L

Origin of bill of lading

1
First recorded in 1590–1600

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British Dictionary definitions for bill of lading

bill of lading

noun
  1. (in foreign trade) a document containing full particulars of goods shipped or for shipment: Usual US and Canadian name: waybill

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