bill of exchange
bill of exchange see bill 7

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

bill of exchange
index check (instrument), draft, security (stock)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


bill of exchange
A bill of exchange is a document addressed by the exporter to the importer requiring the importer to pay a sum of money. A term bill requires payment at a future date, whereas a sight draft must be settled immediately.

Easyform Glossary of Law Terms. — UK law terms.


bill of exchange
a form of documentary credit that requires one person to pay money to another. Section 1 of the Bills of Exchange Act 1882 defines a bill of exchange as 'an unconditional order in writing, addressed by one person to another, signed by the person giving it, requiring the person to whom it is addressed to pay, on demand or at a fixed or determinable future time, a sum certain in money to, or to the order of, a specified person or to bearer.'

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


bill of exchange
An unconditional written order from one person (the maker or drawer) to another person (the payor) to pay a specified sum of money to a designated person (the payee). It is the same as a draft. A bill of exchange drawn on a bank account is a "check."
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

bill of exchange
Also known as drafts. An unconditional order in writing, addressed by one person (the drawer) to another (the drawee), signed by the drawer, requiring the drawee to pay on demand, or at a fixed or determinable future time, a sum certain in money to, or to the order of, a specified person (the payee), or to bearer (Bills of Exchange Act 1882). Bills of exchange are negotiable instruments.
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Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.


bill of exchange
=>> draft.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


bill of exchange
A three-party negotiable instrument in which the first party, the drawer, presents an order for the payment of a sum certain on a second party, the drawee, for payment to a third party, the payee, on demand or at a fixed future date.

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


bill of exchange
A three-party negotiable instrument in which the first party, the drawer, presents an order for the payment of a sum certain on a second party, the drawee, for payment to a third party, the payee, on demand or at a fixed future date.

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

bill of exchange
n.
   a writing by a party (maker or drawer) ordering another (payor) to pay a certain amount to a third party (payee). It is the same as a draft. A bill of exchange drawn on a bank account is a "check."

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • Bill of exchange — exchange ex*change ([e^]ks*ch[=a]nj ), n. [OE. eschange, eschaunge, OF. eschange, fr. eschangier, F. [ e]changer, to exchange; pref. ex out + F. changer. See {Change}, and cf. {Excamb}.] 1. The act of giving or taking one thing in return for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bill of exchange — Bill Bill, n. [OE. bill, bille, fr. LL. billa (or OF. bille), for L. bulla anything rounded, LL., seal, stamp, letter, edict, roll; cf. F. bille a ball, prob. fr. Ger.; cf. MHG. bickel, D. bikkel, dice. Cf. {Bull} papal edict, {Billet} a paper.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bill of exchange — A legal document, such as a cheque, where one person in writing specifies that a third party will pay a person a specific sum of money at a specific time, or upon demand. (Dictionary of Canadian Bankruptcy Terms) United Glossary of Bankruptcy… …   Glossary of Bankruptcy

  • bill of exchange — bill′ of exchange′ n. bus a written order to pay a specified sum of money to the person indicated • Etymology: 1570–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • bill of exchange — n. a written order to pay a certain sum of money to the person named or to that person s account; draft …   English World dictionary

  • Bill of exchange — General term for a document demanding payment. The New York Times Financial Glossary * * * bill of exchange ˌbill of exˈchange abbreviation b/​e or bill noun bills of exchange PLURALFORM …   Financial and business terms

  • bill of exchange — General term for a document demanding payment. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * bill of exchange ˌbill of exˈchange abbreviation b/​e or bill noun bills of exchange PLURALFORM [countable] …   Financial and business terms

  • bill of exchange — /ˌbɪl əv ɪks tʃeɪndʒ/ noun a document, signed by the person authorising it, which tells another person or a financial institution to pay money unconditionally to a named person on a certain date (NOTE: Bills of exchange are usually used for… …   Dictionary of banking and finance

  • bill of exchange — /ˌbɪl əv ɪks tʃeɪndʒ/ noun a document signed by the person authorising it, which tells another to pay money unconditionally to a named person on a certain date (usually used in payments in foreign currency) ♦ to accept a bill to sign a bill of… …   Marketing dictionary in english

  • bill of exchange — noun a document ordering the payment of money; drawn by one person or bank on another • Syn: ↑draft, ↑order of payment • Hypernyms: ↑negotiable instrument • Hyponyms: ↑overdraft, ↑foreign bill …   Useful english dictionary

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