bills+of+exchange

  • 1 Bills of Exchange Act — A Canadian statute passed in 1882 and modified in 1906, which in all essential particulars is an adoption of the negotiable instruments law adopted by most of the states of the Union …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 2 exchange — ex*change ([e^]ks*ch[=a]nj ), n. [OE. eschange, eschaunge, OF. eschange, fr. eschangier, F. [ e]changer, to exchange; pref. ex out + F. changer. See {Change}, and cf. {Excamb}.] 1. The act of giving or taking one thing in return for another which …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Exchange broker — exchange ex*change ([e^]ks*ch[=a]nj ), n. [OE. eschange, eschaunge, OF. eschange, fr. eschangier, F. [ e]changer, to exchange; pref. ex out + F. changer. See {Change}, and cf. {Excamb}.] 1. The act of giving or taking one thing in return for… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 bills payable — ➔ bill of exchange * * * bills payable UK US noun [plural] ► ACCOUNTING the bills of exchange that have been received by a company and not yet been paid, and the part of the company s accounts that shows these bills. Bills payable form part of a… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 5 bills receivable — ➔ bill of exchange * * * bills receivable UK US noun [plural] ► ACCOUNTING the bills of exchange that a company will receive payment for in the future, and the part of the company s accounts that shows these bills. Bills receivable form part of a …

    Financial and business terms

  • 6 exchange — ex·change n 1 a: a giving of something of value (as real property) in return for something of equal value (as money or property of a like kind) b in the civil law of Louisiana: a giving of something of value in return for something of equal value …

    Law dictionary

  • 7 exchange — [eks chānj′, ikschānj′] vt. exchanged, exchanging [ME eschaungen < OFr eschangier < VL * excambiare: see EX 1 & CHANGE] 1. a) to give, hand over, or transfer (for another thing in return) b) to receive or give another thing for (something …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 exchange — To barter; to swap. To part with, give or transfer for an equivalent. Kessler v. United States, C.C.A.Pa., 124 F.2d 152, 154. To transfer goods or services for something of equal value. Rosenberg v. State, 12 Md.App. 20, 276 A.2d 708, 711. Act of …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 9 exchange — To barter; to swap. To part with, give or transfer for an equivalent. Kessler v. United States, C.C.A.Pa., 124 F.2d 152, 154. To transfer goods or services for something of equal value. Rosenberg v. State, 12 Md.App. 20, 276 A.2d 708, 711. Act of …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 10 exchange, bill of — ▪ banking also called  draft  or  draught        short term negotiable financial instrument consisting of an order in writing addressed by one person (the seller of goods) to another (the buyer) requiring the latter to pay on demand (a sight… …

    Universalium

  • 11 Exchange broker — Broker Bro ker (br[=o] k[ e]r), n. [OE. brocour, from a word akin to broken, bruken, to use, enjoy, possess, digest, fr. AS. br[=u]can to use, enjoy; cf. Fries. broker, F. brocanteur. See {Brook}, v. t.] 1. One who transacts business for another; …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 12 exchange — exchanger, n. /iks chaynj /, v., exchanged, exchanging, n. v.t. 1. to give up (something) for something else; part with for some equivalent; change for another. 2. to replace (returned merchandise) with an equivalent or something else: Most… …

    Universalium

  • 13 exchange — I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English exchaunge, from Anglo French eschange, from eschanger to exchange, from Vulgar Latin *excambiare, from Latin ex + cambiare to exchange more at change Date: 14th century 1. the act of… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 14 exchange — ex•change [[t]ɪksˈtʃeɪndʒ[/t]] v. changed, chang•ing, n. 1) to give up (something) for something else; part with for some equivalent or substitute 2) to replace (returned merchandise) with something else 3) to give and receive reciprocally;… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 15 exchange — n. & v. n. 1 the act or an instance of giving one thing and receiving another in its place. 2 a the giving of money for its equivalent in the money of the same or another country. b the fee or percentage charged for this. 3 the central telephone… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 16 exchange broker — A broker who makes and concludes bargains for others in matters of money or merchandise; learns the rate of exchange, and notifies his employers. Portland v O Neill, 1 Or 218, 219. A broker who negotiates bills of exchange drawn on foreign… …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 17 Bills department —   The department in a financial institution which is responsible for the administration of bills of exchange …

    International financial encyclopaedia

  • 18 bills payable — An item that may appear in a firm s accounts under current liabilities, summarizing the bills of exchange being held, which will have to be paid when they mature …

    Accounting dictionary

  • 19 bills receivable — An item that may appear in a firm s accounts under current assets, summarizing the bills of exchange being held until the funds become available when they mature …

    Accounting dictionary

  • 20 bills payable — The amounts owed by a business to its creditors, such as trade suppliers. An item that may appear in a firm s accounts under current liabilities, summarizing the bills of exchange being held, which will have to be paid when they mature …

    Big dictionary of business and management