Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A piece of paper currency.
  • n. A demand note issued by private banks presumably backed up by gold or silver coin.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A promissory note issued by a bank or banking company, payable to the bearer on demand. See also sense 4.
  • Formerly, a promissory note made by a banker, or banking company, payable to a specified person at a fixed date; a bank bill. See Bank bill, 2.
  • A promissory note payable at a bank.
  • A promissory note issued by an authorized bank, payable to the bearer on demand and intended to circulate as government-authorized money; in the United States such notes may only be issued by a Federal Reserve Bank.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A promissory note payable on demand, made and issued by a bank authorized by law, and intended to circulate as money. In the United States frequently called bank-bill.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a piece of paper money (especially one issued by a central bank)
  • n. a piece of paper money (especially one issued by a central bank)

Etymologies

bank +‎ note (Wiktionary)

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