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bearer

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noun bear·er \ˈber-ər\

Simple Definition of bearer

  • : a person who bears or carries something

  • finance : a person who has a check or order for payment

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of bearer

  1. :  one that bears: as a :  porter 1 b :  a plant yielding fruit c :  pallbearer d :  one holding a check, draft, bond, or other order for payment especially if marked payable to bearer —often used attributively <bearer bonds>

Examples of bearer in a sentence

  1. the bearer of a U.S. passport

  2. The check was marked payable to bearer.



13th Century

First Known Use of bearer

13th century

Rhymes with bearer



BEARER Defined for Kids

bearer

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noun bear·er \ˈber-ər\

Definition of bearer for Students

  1. 1 :  someone or something that bears, supports, or carries <She was the bearer of bad news.>

  2. 2 :  a person who has a check or an order for payment




Law Dictionary

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bearer

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noun bear·er \ˈbar-ər\

Legal Definition of bearer

  1. :  a person holding a check, draft, or other negotiable instrument for payment especially marked payable to bearer or having a blank endorsement




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bearer

adjective bear·er

Legal Definition of bearer

  1. :  freely transferable by the holder with or without endorsement and with full title passing by delivery to the transferee: as a :  not having a registered owner b :  not designating a specific payee <a bearer instrument> <bearer checks> — compare order





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