commercial bank

noun

Definition of commercial bank

: a bank organized chiefly to handle the everyday financial transactions of businesses (as through demand deposit accounts and short-term commercial loans)

Examples of commercial bank in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Italy has on its hands not just the Emerald Coast villas, but another in Sardinia, 40 minutes by car, linked to Petr Aven, until recently the head of Russia’s largest commercial bank. Stefano Pitrelli, Washington Post, 16 May 2022 Bitcoin eliminates the need for a commercial bank to safely store your value and transact globally. Rufas Kamau, Forbes, 12 Apr. 2022 Analysts at the German commercial bank Commerzbank echoed her sentiments. Will Daniel, Fortune, 21 Mar. 2022 The DDoS targets Wednesday included the defense and foreign ministries, the Council of Ministers and Privatbank, the country’s largest commercial bank. Frank Bajak, Anchorage Daily News, 24 Feb. 2022 The DDoS targets Wednesday included the defense and foreign ministries, the Council of Ministers and Privatbank, the country’s largest commercial bank. Frank Bajak, chicagotribune.com, 24 Feb. 2022 There’s a major commercial bank near me whose brick-and-mortar locations close at 4 p.m. on business days. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 5 Jan. 2022 Like a commercial bank’s chief risk officer, the A.I. committee head must sign off on every A.I. project, and the committee should enjoy veto power over those projects. Theodoros Evgeniou, Fortune, 4 Mar. 2022 If a commercial bank made loans to anybody the way the U.S. government does to college students — with no regard for creditworthiness or ability to repay — regulators would shut it down. Kevin D. Williamson, National Review, 10 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of commercial bank

1910, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of commercial bank was in 1910

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Last Updated

30 May 2022

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“Commercial bank.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/commercial%20bank. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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Legal Definition of commercial bank

— see bank

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