note 1 n
1 a: a written promise to pay a debt; specif: promissory note in this entry
bank note: a promissory note issued by a bank payable to bearer on demand but without interest and circulating as money
cog·no·vit note /käg-'nō-vit-, kōg-/: a note in which the maker acknowledges the debt and authorizes the entry of judgment against him or her without notice or a hearing: a note containing a confession of judgment
collateral note: a note secured esp. by a collateral mortgage and pledged to secure an obligation of which a hand note usu. serves as evidence
demand note: a note payable on demand compare time note in this entry
floating rate note: a negotiable note that yields an indexed and periodically adjusted variable rate of interest – called also floater;
hand note: a note for an obligation secured by a collateral note
non–recourse note: a note whose satisfaction upon default may be obtained only out of the collateral securing it
promissory note: a note containing an unconditional promise to pay on demand or at a fixed or determined future time a particular sum of money to or to the order of a specified person or to the bearer
recourse note: a note whose satisfaction upon default may be obtained from the debtor's assets other than and in addition to the collateral securing it
re·new·al note: a note that continues an obligation due under a previous note
tax an·tic·i·pa·tion note: a note issued by a state or municipality on pending tax revenue to fund immediate governmental expenditures
time note: a note payable at a specified time in the future compare demand note in this entry
Treasury note: a negotiable note issued by the U.S. government with a maturity date of one to ten years from the date of issue – called also T-note; compare treasury bill at bill 7 treasury bond at bond 2
b: a piece of paper money
2: an exposition on a law-related topic esp. found in a law review
note 2 vt noted, not·ing
1: to recognize the existence or presence of
noted probable jurisdiction
2: to make a notarial memorandum of nonpayment of (a negotiable instrument) on presentation

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I (brief comment) noun abstract, adnotatio, annotation, billet, brief, codicilii, comment, commentary, communication, dispatch, entry, epistula, exegesis, explanatory comment, explanatory remark, footnote, gloss, marginal annotation, memorandum, message, minute, missive, record, reminder, scholium, short letter, statement, word of explanation associated concepts: note of issue II (written promise to pay) noun bond, check, debenture, draft, money order, negotiable instrument, negotiable paper, voucher associated concepts: accommodation note, bank note, bearer notes, cognovit note, commercial paper, negotiable note, promissory note, treasury note III (notice) verb acknowledge, advert to, apperceive, appreciate, attend, be attentive, become aware, become conscious, cognize, direct attention to, discern, discover, fix attention on, give attention to, hearken to, heed, look at, make out, mark, mind, observe, pay attention to, pay heed to, perceive, realize, regard, see, take account of, take cognizance of, take notice, turn attention to, watch, witness IV (record) verb adnotare, annotate, calendar, catalogue, chronicle, commit to writing, docket, document, enregister, enter, jot down, keep accounts, log, make a memorandum, make an entry, mark, mark down, pen, put in writing, put on paper, put on record, scribe, set down, take down, write, write down V index attend (heed), book, capsule, check (instrument), comment (noun), comment (verb), coupon, denote, designate, discern (detect with the senses), dispatch (message), distinction (reputation), draft, eminence, emphasis, enter (record), entry (record), hear (give attention to), heed, importance, indicant, indication, indicator, interest (concern), invoice (bill), itemize, marginalia, memorandum, mention (reference), mention, muse, notation, notice (announcement), notice (observe), observation, observe (watch), outline (synopsis), perceive, perception, pierce (discern), prestige, record (noun), record (verb), regard (esteem), regard (pay attention), remark (noun), remark (verb), remind, reminder, report (detailed account), reputation, respect, set down, significance, study, summary, symbol, transmittal, witness (have direct knowledge of)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

(1) A written document in which a borrower promises to pay back a debt to a specified recipient at a specified time.
(2) A short treatise on some legal subject written by a law student for a law review.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations
Category: Personal Finance & Retirement

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

promissory note, Also known as a note.
An instrument containing an unconditional written promise by one party (the maker) to pay a definite sum of money to the other party (the payee) (or to his order, or to bearer) on specified terms. The promissory note can be payable on demand (a demand promissory note, which does not have a specified maturity date but is due on the payee's demand) or at a specified future date.

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.

1 In commercial law, a writing representing a promise by a maker to pay a specified amount of money to a payee or to the bearer, on demand or by a specified date.
2 A short article in a law review, typically written by a law student.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

To take notice of. A commercial paper that contains an express and absolute promise by the maker to pay to a specific individual, to order, or to bearer a definite sum of money on demand or at a specifically designated time.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.

To take notice of. A commercial paper that contains an express and absolute promise by the maker to pay to a specific individual, to order, or to bearer a definite sum of money on demand or at a specifically designated time.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

   a promissory note, a written statement of debt by one or more people to one or more people, with a statement of a specific amount owed or due, date it is due, interest (if any) on the amount, and other terms such as installments, penalty for late payment, full amount due if delinquent, how secured (as by real property), and attorneys' fees and costs if required to collect on the note.
   See also: promissory note

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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