bill of exchange

noun
a written authorization or order to pay a specified sum of money to a specified person.

Origin:
1570–80

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bill of exchange
 
n
(now chiefly in foreign transactions) a document, usually negotiable, containing an instruction to a third party to pay a stated sum of money at a designated future date or on demand

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The loans are provided up to the amount of the bill of exchange or contracted amount, less any amount already received.
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