from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The party on which an order for the payment of money is drawn.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One on whom an order, draft, or bill of exchange is drawn-that is, the one to whom its request is addressed; the person requested by a bill of exchange to pay it. see extract under drawer, 3.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Law) The person on whom an order or bill of exchange is drawn; -- the correlative of drawer.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun law The party directed to pay the amount of a draft or check.

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

  • noun the person (or bank) who is expected to pay a check or draft when it is presented for payment


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