drawee

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n drawee the person (or bank) who is expected to pay a check or draft when it is presented for payment
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n drawee (Law) The person on whom an order or bill of exchange is drawn; -- the correlative of drawer.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n drawee One on whom an order, draft, or bill of exchange is drawn-that is, the one to whom its request is addressed; the person requested by a bill of exchange to pay it. see extract under drawer, 3.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Drawee the person on whom a bill of exchange is drawn
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A later form of Drag.

Usage

In literature:

I am not the drawee described in the bill.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
And if the note is addressed to a drawee he must be named or indicated with reasonable certainty.
"Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman" by Albert Sidney Bolles
An acceptance must be in writing and must be signed by the drawee.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 7" by Various
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