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bordereau

[bawr-duh-roh; French bawr-duh-roh] /ˌbɔr dəˈroʊ; French bɔr dəˈroʊ/
noun, plural bordereaux
[bawr-duh-rohz; French bawr-duh-roh] /ˌbɔr dəˈroʊz; French bɔr dəˈroʊ/ (Show IPA)
1.
a detailed memorandum, especially one in which documents are listed.
Origin of bordereau
1895-1900
1895-1900; < French, equivalent to bord edge (see border) + -ereau; see -rel
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  • It was not for me of course to make the domestics tattle, and I never said a word to Miss bordereau's cook.

    The Aspern Papers Henry James
  • Most dead of all did poor Miss bordereau appear, and yet she alone had survived.

    The Aspern Papers Henry James
  • This did not prevent the scene from being very comme il faut, as Miss bordereau had called it the first time I saw her.

    The Aspern Papers Henry James
  • "I suppose you know you can sell them—those you don't use," Miss bordereau went on.

    The Aspern Papers Henry James
  • "I can't imagine why she doesn't come down," I added, for Miss bordereau's benefit.

    The Aspern Papers Henry James
  • Miss bordereau demanded before I had time to answer this appeal.

    The Aspern Papers Henry James
  • "He must have known that he wrote the bordereau," he replied.

    The Sunny Side of Diplomatic Life, 1875-1912 Lillie DeHegermann-Lindencrone
  • He seemed astonished that I did not know what a bordereau was.

    The Sunny Side of Diplomatic Life, 1875-1912 Lillie DeHegermann-Lindencrone
  • Miss bordereau went on, addressing herself to me: "And what time will you come tomorrow with the money?"

    The Aspern Papers Henry James
  • Later on, as everybody knows, he sold a confession in which he proclaimed himself the author of the bordereau.

    Recollections David Christie Murray
British Dictionary definitions for bordereau

bordereau

/ˌbɔːdəˈrəʊ; French bɔrdəro/
noun (pl) -reaux (-ˈrəʊ; -ˈrəʊz; French) (-ro)
1.
a memorandum or invoice prepared for a company by an underwriter, containing a list of reinsured risks
Word Origin
C20: from French
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