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

    The popular and almost exclusive name applied to all United States treasury issues. It is not applied to any other species of paper currency; and, when employed in testimony by way of description, is as certain as the phrase "treasury notes." Hickey v. Sinte, 23 Ind. 23. And see U. S. v. Howell (D. Ct) 64 Fed. 114; Spencer v. Prindle, 28 Cal. 276; Levy v. State, 79 Ala. 261.