Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    A brief written acknowledgment of a debt. It is not made payable to order, like a promissory note. See Feeser Feeser, 93 Md. 716, 50 Atl. 406; Marrigan v. Page, 4 Humph. (Tenn.) 247; Currier v. Lockwood, 40 Conn. 350, 16 Am. Rep. 40; Lee v. Balcom, 9 Colo. 216, 11 Pan. 74.