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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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  • Cherami unfolded the banknote which he held in his hand, and was thunderstruck when he saw that it was for a thousand francs.

    Monsieur Cherami Charles Paul de Kock
  • When she shook hands with him Nancy had the banknote ready and she left it in his hand.

    A Little Miss Nobody Amy Bell Marlowe
  • Two years ago this fall, father threw me a banknote at table, and I purchased this with it.

    A Confederate Girl's Diary Sarah Margan Dawson
  • His jaw was set as he pulled off banknote after banknote in the tense silence which had fallen.

    'Me-Smith' Caroline Lockhart
  • The lowest bribe given, it was said, was a banknote for two hundred pounds.

  • Anyone would cash a cheque of Dunns': it is as good as a banknote.

    Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles Mrs. Henry Wood
  • I told her how you had given the banknote to me; it moved my darling to tears.

    Father Goriot Honore de Balzac
  • Lockley put a banknote on the kitchen table, with a weight on it to keep it from blowing away.

    Operation Terror William Fitzgerald Jenkins
British Dictionary definitions for banknote


a promissory note issued by a central bank, serving as money
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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