due bill


a brief written acknowledgment of indebtedness, not payable to order.

Origin of due bill

An Americanism dating back to 1785–95
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Examples from the Web for due bill

  • He would give his due-bill, and would certainly remit to me at San Francisco, but really couldn't tell exactly when!

    Across America|James F. Rusling
  • He spoke so firmly that I was persuaded to make him a little loan, taking his due-bill for it, which he always insisted on giving.

    The Burial of the Guns|Thomas Nelson Page

British Dictionary definitions for due bill

due bill


mainly US a document acknowledging indebtedness, exchangeable for goods or services

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