national bank


: a bank operating under federal charter and supervision

Examples of national bank in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Upon learning about the debt in 2019, Woods walked into a Los Angeles branch of a national bank where Kierans had maintained ongoing deposits. CBS News, 8 Apr. 2024 Russ Wiles Recession risks are receding, according to a group of 16 national bank economists, who now peg the odds of a downturn at around 30%, for both this year and next. The Arizona Republic, 28 Mar. 2024 Wells Fargo The bank scored a 77 among national banks and came in last place behind three other institutions. Chase Jordan, Charlotte Observer, 7 Mar. 2024 Her sister lives with her daughter, a national bank employee. Syra Ortiz Blanes, Miami Herald, 6 Mar. 2024 Local and regional banks have a heavier concentration of CRE loans in their portfolios than the large national banks, which leaves them vulnerable as well. Aldo Svaldi, The Denver Post, 16 Feb. 2024 Diversify Your Bank Accounts In my experience, entrepreneurs should diversify their bank accounts, setting up one with a local bank or credit union, as well as with a large national bank. Jay Cohen, Forbes, 29 Feb. 2024 The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the regulator of big national banks like Wells Fargo, on Thursday terminated a consent order that had been in place since September 2016. Ken Sweet, Fortune, 16 Feb. 2024 His platform touted the abolition of slavery, unfettered religious freedom, and a new national bank. Brian T. Allen, National Review, 20 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1736, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of national bank was in 1736

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“National bank.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

national bank

: a commercial bank organized under laws passed by Congress and chartered by the federal government

Legal Definition

national bank

see bank

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