from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A bill or draft payable in lawful money upon presentation or demand.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A note that normally has no date for repayment, but is due on demand of the lender. Usually the lender will only give the borrower a few days notice before the payment is due.

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

  • n. a note payable on demand


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  • A note in favor of Miser Sing, a notorious moneylender, for 30,000 HK at 3 percent per month interest; a long overdue sight demand note from the Ho-Pak Bank for $20,000 U.S. and a letter from Richard Kwang dated last week saying unless John Chen made some arrangements soon he would have to talk to his father.

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