bill of lading

[ biluhv ley-ding ]
/ ˈbɪl əv ˈleɪ dɪŋ /

noun Commerce.

a written receipt given by a carrier for goods accepted for transportation. Abbreviations: b.l., B.L., b/l, B/L

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Origin of bill of lading

First recorded in 1590–1600
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British Dictionary definitions for bill of lading

bill of lading

noun

(in foreign trade) a document containing full particulars of goods shipped or for shipmentUsual US and Canadian name: waybill
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