Accommodation bill
Accommodation Ac*com`mo*da"tion, n. [L. accommodatio, fr. accommodare: cf. F. accommodation.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of fitting or adapting, or the state of being fitted or adapted; adaptation; adjustment; -- followed by to. ``The organization of the body with accommodation to its functions.'' --Sir M. Hale. [1913 Webster]

2. Willingness to accommodate; obligingness. [1913 Webster]

3. Whatever supplies a want or affords ease, refreshment, or convenience; anything furnished which is desired or needful; -- often in the plural; as, the accommodations -- that is, lodgings and food -- at an inn. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

4. An adjustment of differences; state of agreement; reconciliation; settlement. ``To come to terms of accommodation.'' --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

5. The application of a writer's language, on the ground of analogy, to something not originally referred to or intended. [1913 Webster]

Many of those quotations from the Old Testament were probably intended as nothing more than accommodations. --Paley. [1913 Webster]

6. (Com.) (a) A loan of money. (b) An accommodation bill or note. [1913 Webster]

{Accommodation bill}, or {note} (Com.), a bill of exchange which a person accepts, or a note which a person makes and delivers to another, not upon a consideration received, but for the purpose of raising money on credit.

{Accommodation coach}, or {train}, one running at moderate speed and stopping at all or nearly all stations.

{Accommodation ladder} (Naut.), a light ladder hung over the side of a ship at the gangway, useful in ascending from, or descending to, small boats. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • accommodation bill — a bill of exchange accepted by an accommodation party, that is, a person signing without receiving value and for the purpose of lending his name (and his credit) to someone else. An accommodation party is liable on the bill to a holder for value …   Law dictionary

  • accommodation bill — or note See accommodation paper …   Black's law dictionary

  • accommodation bill — or note See accommodation paper …   Black's law dictionary

  • accommodation bill — noun or accommodation paper : a bill, draft, or note made, drawn, accepted, or endorsed by one person for another without consideration to enable that other to raise money or obtain credit thereby * * * a bill, draft, or note made, drawn,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • accommodation bill — A bill of exchange signed by a person (the accommodation party) who acts as a guarantor. The accommodation party is liable for the bill should the acceptor fail to pay at maturity. Accommodation bills are sometimes known as windbills or windmills …   Accounting dictionary

  • accommodation bill — A bill of exchange signed by a person (the accommodation party) who acts as a guarantor. The accommodation party is liable for the bill should the acceptor fail to pay at maturity. Accommodation bills are sometimes known as windbills or windmills …   Big dictionary of business and management

  • accommodation bill — /əkɒməˈdeɪʃən bɪl/ (say uhkomuh dayshuhn bil) noun a bill of exchange endorsed by one person for another, to enable the second person to obtain credit or raise money by giving extra security. Also, US, accommodation draft, accommodation note …   Australian English dictionary

  • accommodation bill — a bill, draft, or note made, drawn, accepted, or endorsed by one person for another without consideration, to enable the second person to obtain credit or raise money. Also called accommodation paper. [1815 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • accommodation bill — noun A bill of exchange endorsed by a reputable third party acting as a guarantor, as a favor and without compensation …   Wiktionary

  • accommodation bill — /əˌkɒmə deɪʃ(ə)n ˌbɪl/ noun a bill of exchange where the person signing (the ‘drawee’) is helping another company (the ‘drawer’) to raise a loan …   Marketing dictionary in english

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