commercial paper


commercial paper
commercial paper see paper

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

commercial paper
index check (instrument), draft

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


commercial paper
n.
A document in which the maker promises to pay the bearer a certain sum on deposit or at a particular time; a short-term unsecured loan issued by a company.

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


commercial paper
USA
Short term debt obligations with a maturity ranging from two to 270 days primarily issued by banks and companies to investors. Commercial paper is unsecured and may be discounted or interest-bearing. Commercial paper is considered a low risk investment, and its interest rate tends to be lower than bank loans.

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


commercial paper
n. A negotiable instrument evidencing a debt to be unconditionally paid on demand or at a specified time and payable to order or to the instrument's bearer; includes such instruments as certificates of deposit, checks, drafts, and notes. The use of commercial paper is generally governed by the Uniform Commercial Code. Also called paper.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


commercial paper
A written instrument or document such as a check, draft, promissory note, or a certificate of deposit, that manifests the pledge or duty of one individual to pay money to another.

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


commercial paper
A written instrument or document such as a check, draft, promissory note, or a certificate of deposit, that manifests the pledge or duty of one individual to pay money to another.

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

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