A credit note or credit memorandum (memo) is a commercial document issued by a seller to a buyer. The seller usually issues a credit memo for the same or lower amount than the invoice, and then repays the money to the buyer or sets it off against a balance due from other transactions.
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
n. A monetary instrument issued by a seller that allows a buyer to purchase an item or service from that seller on a future date.
Usage examples of "credit note".
It was a hundred-credit note: MacAdam had said he could only print one denomination and it had to be a hundred credits.
It was a one-credit note from the new Planetary Bank and Jonnie looked at it with casual interest.
And Mai would be implicated since the credit note could be traced back to her office.
Those tourists who had made her smile for the camera before they'd give her the one-credit note.
Strong dropped a hundred-credit note on the bar and turned away without another word.
Having heard the conversation, Astro and Roger walked over to the bartender who was folding the credit note before putting it in his pocket.
Don thought about the single credit note in his pocket and worried.
Monroe-Alpha took out his credit folder, tore out a twenty credit note, and handed it to the man.
The banker reached into the folds of his gown, pulled out a single credit note.