- Someone who holds a negotiable instrument, such as a check, promissory note, bank draft or bond. If the document states that it is "payable to bearer," the bearer can receive the funds due on it.
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bearer — bear·er 1 / bar ər/ n: a person holding a check, draft, or other negotiable instrument for payment esp. marked payable to bearer or having a blank endorsement bearer 2 adj: freely transferable by the holder with or without endorsement and with… … Law dictionary
Bearer — Bear er (b[^a]r [ e]r), n. 1. One who, or that which, bears, sustains, or carries. Bearers of burdens. 2 Chron. ii. 18. The bearer of unhappy news. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. Specifically: One who assists in carrying a body to the grave; a… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
bearer — [ber′ər] n. 1. a person or thing that bears, carries, or supports 2. a plant or tree that produces fruit or blooms 3. Rare a pallbearer 4. a person presenting for payment a check, note, money order, etc. adj. payable to the bearer [bearer bonds] … English World dictionary
bearer — [n1] person who carries messages or deliveries agent, beast of burden*, carrier, conveyor, courier, drogher, emissary, envoy, internuncio, messenger, porter, runner, servant, shipper, transporter; concept 348 bearer [n2] person who requests… … New thesaurus
bearer — (n.) O.E. berere (in water berere), agent noun from BEAR (Cf. bear) (v.). Meaning one who helps carry a corpse to the grave is from 1630s … Etymology dictionary
bearer — ► NOUN 1) a person or thing that carries something. 2) a person who presents a cheque or other order to pay money … English terms dictionary
bearer — The person in possession of an instrument, document of title, or security payable to bearer or indorsed in blank. U.C.C. No. 1 201(5). When a check, note, draft, etc., is payable to bearer, it imports that such shall be payable to any person who… … Black's law dictionary
bearer — The holder of an instrument. American Banker Glossary also bearer form Euroclear Clearing and Settlement glossary The owner is not registered in the books of the issuer or of the registrar. Euroclear Clearing and Settlement glossary See also… … Financial and business terms
bearer — [[t]be͟ərə(r)[/t]] bearers 1) N COUNT: usu N of n The bearer of something such as a message is the person who brings it to you. I hate to be the bearer of bad news. 2) N COUNT: usu n N A bearer of a particular thing is a person who carries it,… … English dictionary
Bearer — A bearer is someone who, or something which, bears or carries something, momentarily or in a more systematical sense, for example: *Porter (carrier), also called a bearer, is a person who carries objects *Bearer instrument, the bearer of the… … Wikipedia
bearer — UK [ˈbeərə(r)] / US [ˈberər] noun [countable] Word forms bearer : singular bearer plural bearers 1) someone who brings you a particular type of news or information bearer of: I hate to be the bearer of bad news. 2) someone whose job is to carry… … English dictionary