Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A brief written acknow-ledgment of indebtedness, differing from a promissory note in not being payable to order or transferable by mere indorsement.

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

  • noun (Com.) A brief written acknowledgment of a debt, not made payable to order, like a promissory note.

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

  • noun A brief written acknowledgement of a debt, not made payable to order, like a promissory note.

Etymologies

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due +‎ bill?

Examples

  • Every time he bumped one off he'd put a stone under his head, which was his private mark -- a kind of a duebill, as you might say.

    Roughing it De Luxe

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