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bank note

or banknote

a promissory note, payable on demand, issued by an authorized bank and intended to circulate as money.
Origin of bank note
1685-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Either through his awkwardness or mine, the leaves of the case opened, and the bank-note fluttered out.

  • She held out her hand for the bank-note which, with a sense of bafflement, he gave her.

    The Place of Honeymoons Harold MacGrath
  • With a groan Captain Oliphant flung down the second bank-note on the table.

    Roger Ingleton, Minor Talbot Baines Reed
  • "It is a bank-note," said the agent, stimulating equal enthusiasm, after his fashion.

    A Simpleton Charles Reade
  • No, not even when it came out that a letter had been lost with a bank-note in it.

    Johnny Ludlow, Sixth Series Mrs. Henry Wood
  • The theft of old Galloway's bank-note has been traced to Arthur Channing.

    The Channings Mrs. Henry Wood
  • "We know he didn't pay the bank-note in to his account," Sharon remarked.

    My Lady's Money Wilkie Collins
  • They can't really suspect Arthur of stealing the bank-note, you know.

    The Channings Mrs. Henry Wood
  • In 1773 an Act was passed making it punishable with death to copy the water-mark of the bank-note paper.

    Old and New London Walter Thornbury
  • He had asked for ten pounds, and she had sent him a bank-note.

    Cleo The Magnificent Louis Zangwill

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