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Black’s Law Dictionary 1st Edition, page 135:

BILL OF EXCHANGE. A written order from A. to B., directing B. to pay to C. a certain sum of money therein named.  Byles, Bills. 1.

An open (that is. unsealed) letter addressed by one person to another directing him, in effect, to pay, absolutely and at. all events, a certain sum of money therein named. to a third person may order it to be paid, or it may be payable to bearer or to the drawer himself. 1 Daniel, Neg. Inst. 27.

A bill of exchange is an instrument, nego­tiable in form, by which one, who is called the “drawer” requests another, called the “drawee.” to pay a. specified sum of money. Civil Code Cal. § 3171.

A bill of exchange is an order by one per­son, called the “drawer” or ” maker, ” to an­other, called the “drawee” or “acceptor,” to pay money to another, (who may be the drawer himself) called the “payee, ” or his order. or to the bearer. If the payee, or a bearer. transfers the bill by indorsement, he then becomes the ” indorser. ” If the drawer or drawee resides out of this state, it is then called a “foreign bill of exchange.”
Code Ga. 1882. § 2773.

 

 

Black’s Law Dictionary 2nd Edition, page 135:

Bill of exchange.· A written order from A. to B., directIng B. to pay to C. a certain sum of money therein named. Byles, Bills, 1. An open (that is, unsealed) Jetter addressed by one person to another directing him, in effect, to pay, absolutely and at all events, a certain sum of money therein named, to a third person, or to any other to whom that third person may order it to be paid, or it may be payable to bearer or to the drawer himself. 1 Daniel, Neg. Inst. 27. A bill of exchange is an instrument, nego­tiable in form, by which one, who is called the “drawer,” requests another, called the ” drawee,” to pay a specified sum of money. Civil Code

Cal. § 3171. A bill of exchange is an order by one person, called the “drawer” or ” maker,” to another, called the “drawee” or “acceptor,” to pay money to another, (who may be the drawer himself,) called the “payee,'” or his or­der, or to the bearer. If the payee, or a bearer, transfers the bill by indorsement, he then be­ comes the “indorser.” If the drawer or drawee resides out of this state, it is then called a “foreign bill of exchange.” Oode Ga. 1882, § 2773.

 

Black’s Law Dictionary 3rd Edition, page 221:

Bill of exchange. A written order from A. to B., directing B. to pay to C. it certain sum of money therein named. Byles, Bills, 1. An open (that is, unsealed) letter addressed by one person to another directing him, in effect, to pay, absolutely and at all events, a certain sum of money therein named, to a third per­ son, or to any other to whom that third per­ son may order it to be paid, or it may be pay­ able to bearer or to the drawer himself. 1 Daniel, Neg. Inst. 27.

An unconditional ‘order in writing addressed by one person to another, signed by the person giving it, requiring the person to whom it is addressed to pay on demand or a fixed or determinable future time a sum certain in money to order or to beaTer. Clayton Town-Site Co. v. Clayton Drug Co., 147 P. 460, 20 N. M. 185; Smythe v. Sanders, 101 So. 435, 436, 136 Misc. 382 ; Code Ga. 1926, § 4294 (126). Some­ times called a ” trade acceptance.” Jones v. Revere Preserving Co., 142 N. E. 70, 71, 247 Mass. 225.

 

Black’s Law Dictionary 4th Edition, page 211:

Bill of exchange. A written order from A. to B., directing B. to pay to C. a certain sum of mon- ey therein named. Byles, Bills, 1. An open ( that is, unsealed) letter addressed by one person to another directing him, in effect, to pay, absolutely and at all events, a certain sum of money therein named, to a third person, or to any other to whom that third person may order it to be paid, or it may be payable to bearer or to the drawer him- self. 1 Daniel, Neg.Inst. 27.

An unconditional