bearer
bear·er 1 /'bar-ər/ n: a person holding a check, draft, or other negotiable instrument for payment esp. marked payable to bearer or having a blank endorsement
bearer 2 adj: freely transferable by the holder with or without endorsement and with full title passing by delivery to the transferee: as
a: not having a registered owner
b: not designating a specific payee
a bearer instrument
bearer checks compare order

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

bearer
noun acceptor, carrier, casher, check holder, draft holder, grantee, holder, possessor, receiver, recipient, taker, transferee associated concepts: bearer check, bearer instrument, bearer note, bearer paper, negotiable instruments

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


bearer
n.
One who possesses a document, instrument, or security.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


bearer
the person holding. Where a bill of exchange or a security is made payable 'to bearer', anyone who presents the bill or security may claim payment; in the case of a transfer, indorsement is not necessary. A bearer bill (of exchange) is therefore one made out to bearer.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


bearer
A person holding a negotiable instrument, such as a check, promissory note, bank draft, or bond. This becomes important when the document states it is "payable to bearer," which means whoever holds this paper it can receive the funds due on it.
Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

bearer
A person who owns an article. Evidence of ownership of the legal title is possession of the person who bears it and title to it is transferred by physical delivery.
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Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.


bearer
n. A person in possession of a negotiable instrument, document of title, security, or other similar document that is marked "payable to bearer" or is indorsed in blank. Depending upon its nature, the document is called a bearer bond, bearer instrument, bearer paper, or the like and, if it is for the payment of money, it is said to be payable to bearer.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


bearer
One who is the holder or possessor of an instrument that is negotiable—for example, a check, a draft, or a note—and upon which a specific payee is not designated.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


bearer
One who is the holder or possessor of an instrument that is negotiable—for example, a check, a draft, or a note—and upon which a specific payee is not designated.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

bearer
n.
   anyone holding something, such as a check, promissory note, bank draft, or bond. This becomes important when the document (generally called a "negotiable instrument") states it is "payable to bearer," which means whoever holds this paper can receive the funds due on it.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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