from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A short note written as a reminder.
- n. A written record or communication, as in a business office.
- n. Law A short written statement outlining the terms of an agreement, transaction, or contract.
- n. A business statement made by a consignor about a shipment of goods that may be returned.
- n. A brief, unsigned diplomatic communication.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a short note serving as a reminder
- n. a written business communication
- n. a brief diplomatic communication
- n. a page in an annual publication honoring the memory of a person who died during the past year.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A record of something which it is desired to remember; a note to help the memory.
- n. A brief or informal note in writing of some transaction, or an outline of an intended instrument; an instrument drawn up in a brief and compendious form.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Something to be remembered: used, originally as mere Latin, and usually abbreviated mem., to introduce a note of a thing to be done.
- n. A note to help the memory; a record of something for future reference or consideration.
- n. Specifically In law, a writing in which the terms of a transaction or some part of them are embodied.
- n. In diplomacy, a summary of the state of a question, or a justification of a decision agreed on. Also (as French) mèmoire.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a written proposal or reminder
Middle English, to be remembered (used as a manuscript notation), from Latin, neuter sing. gerundive of memorāre, to bring to remembrance; see memorable.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin memorandum, neuter of memorandus ("to be remembered"), gerundive of memorare ("to bring to rememberance"); see memorate. (Wiktionary)