bearer paper
bearer paper see paper

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

bearer paper
n.
Commercial paper, such as a check, payable to whoever has it; often written as “payable to bearer” or to “cash.”

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


bearer paper
A negotiable instrument payable to whoever has possession of it, rather than being payable to a specific person.
Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

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

bearer paper
n.
   negotiable instrument (e.g. a bond) which is payable to whoever has possession (the bearer).
   See also: bearer

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • bearer paper — Commercial paper payable to bearer or the order of bearer; to a specified person or bearer; to cash or the order of cash, or payable according to any other indication which does not purport to designate a specific payee or indorsee. UCC § 3 111… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 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… …   Law dictionary

  • paper — pa·per n 1: a piece of paper containing a written statement: as a: a formal written composition or document often intended for publication the Federalist paper s b: a document containing a statement of legal status, identity, authority, or… …   Law dictionary

  • Bearer bond — A bearer bond is different from normal stock in that it is unregistered ndash; no records are kept of the owner, or the transactions involving ownership. Whoever physically holds the bearer bond papers owns the stock or corporation. This is… …   Wikipedia

  • Paper — Money market instruments, commercial paper and other. The New York Times Financial Glossary * * * paper pa‧per [ˈpeɪpə ǁ ər] noun 1. [uncountable] material in the form of thin sheets used for writing things on, wrapping things etc: • plants that… …   Financial and business terms

  • paper — money market instruments, commercial paper, and other. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * paper pa‧per [ˈpeɪpə ǁ ər] noun 1. [uncountable] material in the form of thin sheets used for writing things on, wrapping things etc: • plants that make… …   Financial and business terms

  • bearer — The person in possession of an instrument, document of title, or security payable to bearer or indorsed in blank. U.C.C. No. 1 201(5). When a check, note, draft, etc., is payable to bearer, it imports that such shall be payable to any person who… …   Black's law dictionary

  • bearer — The person in possession of an instrument, document of title, or security payable to bearer or indorsed in blank. U.C.C. No. 1 201(5). When a check, note, draft, etc., is payable to bearer, it imports that such shall be payable to any person who… …   Black's law dictionary

  • paper — A written or printed document or instrument. A document filed or introduced in evidence in a suit at law, as, in the phrase papers in the case and in papers on appeal. Any writing or printed document, including letters, memoranda, legal or… …   Black's law dictionary

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