Definition of banknote in English:


Syllabification: bank·note
Pronunciation: /ˈbaNGkˌnōt
(also bank note)


  • A piece of paper money, constituting a central bank’s promissory note to pay a stated sum to the bearer on demand: is the $1 bill the only banknote with George Washington’s picture on it?
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    • Those means cannot be provided by printing banknotes and by credit on the bank books.
    • Its foremost vehicle in continental Europe is the issue of non-redeemable legal tender banknotes.
    • It is, therefore, something of a misnomer to speak of the transfer of funds as there is no actual transfer of coins and banknotes from the payer to the payee.

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