bank·​note | \ ˈbaŋk-ˌnōt How to pronounce banknote (audio) \

Definition of banknote

: a promissory note issued by a bank payable to bearer on demand without interest and acceptable as money

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Examples of banknote in a Sentence

the new nation immediately printed up its own banknotes
Recent Examples on the Web Firstly, through banknote and coin issuance, currently, there are about $2 Trillion in circulation, of which around half is presumably held abroad, sometimes with nefarious intent. Frank Van Gansbeke, Forbes, 28 June 2021 The Bank of England's latest banknote design is—pardon the pun—notable for two things. David Meyer, Fortune, 25 Mar. 2021 Users simply open the filter on Instagram or Facebook, hover the camera over the banknote, and the face will change to a pioneering woman for Women’s History Month. Kyle Wong, Forbes, 19 Mar. 2021 Meantime, the total value of A$100 notes -- Australia’s largest banknote -- in circulation jumped 14.1% in August from a year earlier, the fastest pace in 29 years. Michael Heath,, 9 Sep. 2020 That – combined with the town’s savings – helped established the banknote operation. Greg Norman | Fox News, Fox News, 28 Apr. 2020 The Queen first appeared on a banknote in 1935, when Canada produced a series showing an image of the then Princess Elizabeth aged just eight. Phil Boucher,, 17 Apr. 2020 The government suddenly banned certain banknotes in 2016, a strategy that sent shockwaves through the economy. John Detrixhe, Quartz India, 12 Nov. 2019 Despite assurances from public health officials, some retailers are banning banknotes. Barnini Chakraborty, Fox News, 21 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of banknote

1695, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of banknote was in 1695

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bank of deposit

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“Banknote.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of banknote

: a piece of paper money : note

bank note

Legal Definition of bank note

— see note

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