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bank bill

banknote \bank"note`\, bank note \bank" note`\(b[a^][ng]k"n[=o]t`).

  1. A promissory note issued by a bank or banking company, payable to the bearer on demand. See also sense 4.

    Note: In the United States popularly called a bank bill.

  2. 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. [Obs.]

  3. A promissory note payable at a bank.

  4. 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; as, he peeled off five one-thousand-zloty banknotes.

    Syn: bill, note, government note, bank bill, banker's bill, bank note, Federal Reserve note, greenback.

WordNet

bank bill

n. a piece of paper money (especially one issued by a central bank); "he peeled off five one-thousand-zloty notes" [syn: bill, note, government note, banker's bill, bank note, banknote, Federal Reserve note, greenback]

Usage examples of "bank bill".

With it fluttered out a bank bill, which fell to the ground apparently unobserved by the owner.