bill of sale
bill of sale: a formal instrument for the conveyance or transfer of title to goods and chattels

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

bill of sale
n.
A written agreement that transfers ownership of personal property from one person to another.

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


bill of sale
A written statement attesting to the transfer (sale) of goods, possessions, or a business to a buyer. It is useful to show that the buyer now has ownership and to detail what was actually purchased. A bill of sale may accompany an agreement that states the agreed-upon terms of sale, including the date of transfer, the price, timing of payment, and other provisions.
Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations → Buying or Selling a Business

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

bill of sale
A written instrument which transfers title to personal property, and which may contain a conditional transfer of this personal property as security for a debt.

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.


bill of sale
n. A document that conveys title to personal property from a seller to a buyer.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


bill of sale
In the law of contracts, a written agreement, previously required to be under seal, by which one person transfers to another a right to, or interest in, personal property and goods, a legal instrument that conveys title in property from seller to purchaser.

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


bill of sale
In the law of contracts, a written agreement, previously required to be under seal, by which one person transfers to another a right to, or interest in, personal property and goods, a legal instrument that conveys title in property from seller to purchaser.

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

bill of sale
n.
   a written statement attesting to the transfer (sale) of goods, possessions, or a business to a buyer. It is useful to show that the buyer now has ownership and to detail what was actually purchased. A bill of sale may accompany an agreement which states the agreed-upon terms of sale, including the date of transfer, the price, timing of payment and other provisions.
   See also: contract

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • Bill of sale — 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 sale — Sale Sale, n. [Icel. sala, sal, akin to E. sell. See {Sell}, v. t.] 1. The act of selling; the transfer of property, or a contract to transfer the ownership of property, from one person to another for a valuable consideration, or for a price in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bill of sale — (plural ,bills of sale) noun count a written statement describing the sale of something to someone …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bill of sale — plural bills of sale n technical a written document showing that someone has bought something …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bill of sale — n. a written statement certifying that the ownership of something has been transferred by sale …   English World dictionary

  • Bill of sale — (engl., spr. ßēl), schriftlicher Kaufvertrag, Vertrag über die Verpfändung von Mobilien, die im Gewahrsam des Schuldners belassen werden …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • bill of sale — An agreement in writing signifying that one person for a specific sum of money has acquired specific assets. (Dictionary of Canadian Bankruptcy Terms) United Glossary of Bankruptcy Terms 2012 …   Glossary of Bankruptcy

  • bill of sale — bill′ of sale′ n. bus a document transferring title in personal property from seller to buyer • Etymology: 1600–10 …   From formal English to slang

  • Bill of sale — A bill of sale is a legal document made by a seller to a purchaser , reporting that on a specific date, at a specific locality, and for a particular sum of money or other value received , the seller sold to the purchaser a specific item of… …   Wikipedia

  • bill of sale — noun a deed transferring personal property • Topics: ↑law, ↑jurisprudence • Hypernyms: ↑deed, ↑deed of conveyance, ↑title * * * : a formal instrument for the conveyance or transfer of title to goods and chattels * * * a document transferring… …   Useful english dictionary

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