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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A piece of paper currency.
  • noun A promissory note issued by a central bank.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A promissory note payable on demand, made and issued by a bank authorized by law, and intended to circulate as money. In the United States frequently called bank-bill.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • A promissory note issued by a bank or banking company, payable to the bearer on demand. See also sense 4.
  • obsolete Formerly, a promissory note made by a banker, or banking company, payable to a specified person at a fixed date; a bank bill. See Bank bill, 2.
  • A promissory note payable at a bank.
  • A promissory note issued by an authorized bank, payable to the bearer on demand and intended to circulate as government-authorized money; in the United States such notes may only be issued by a Federal Reserve Bank.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A piece of paper currency.
  • noun historical A demand note issued by private banks presumably backed up by gold or silver coin.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a piece of paper money (especially one issued by a central bank)
  • noun a piece of paper money (especially one issued by a central bank)

Etymologies

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bank +‎ note

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