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(Bank"a*ble) a. Receivable at a bank.
1. In America (and formerly in England), a promissory note of a bank payable to the bearer on demand,
and used as currency; a bank note.
2. In England, a note, or a bill of exchange, of a bank, payable to order, and usually at some future
specified time. Such bills are negotiable, but form, in the strict sense of the term, no part of the currency.
(Bank" book`) A book kept by a depositor, in which an officer of a bank enters the debits and
credits of the depositor's account with the bank.
(Bank"er) n. [See the nouns Bank and the verbs derived from them.]
1. One who conducts the business of banking; one who, individually, or as a member of a company,
keeps an establishment for the deposit or loan of money, or for traffic in money, bills of exchange, etc.
2. A money changer. [Obs.]
3. The dealer, or one who keeps the bank in a gambling house.
4. A vessel employed in the cod fishery on the banks of Newfoundland. Grabb. J. Q. Adams.
5. A ditcher; a drain digger. [Prov. Eng.]
6. The stone bench on which masons cut or square their work. Weale.
(Bank"er*ess) n. A female banker. Thackeray.
Banking house, an establishment or office in which, or a firm by whom, banking is done.
(Bank"ing), n. The business of a bank or of a banker.
1. A promissory note issued by a bank or banking company, payable to bearer on demand.
In the United States popularly called a bank bill.
2. Formerly, a promissory note made by a banker, or banking company, payable to a specified person at
a fixed date; a bank bill. See Bank bill, 2. [Obs.]
3. A promissory note payable at a bank.
(Bank"rupt) n. [F. banqueroute, fr. It. bancarotta bankruptcy; banca bank (fr. OHG. banch,
G. bank, bench) + rotta broken, fr. L. ruptus, p. p. of rumpere to break. At Florence, it is said, the
bankrupt had his bench ( i.e., money table) broken. See 1st Bank, and Rupture, n.]
1. (Old Eng. Low) A trader who secretes himself, or does certain other acts tending to defraud his
2. A trader who becomes unable to pay his debts; an insolvent trader; popularly, any person who is unable
to pay his debts; an insolvent person. MCulloch.
3. (Law) A person who, in accordance with the terms of a law relating to bankruptcy, has been judicially
declared to be unable to meet his liabilities.