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Definition: Acceptor


Quick Summary of Acceptor

The party that signs accepted on a draft or obligation, agreeing to pay the stated sum at maturity.

What is the dictionary definition of Acceptor?

Dictionary Definition

  1. One who accepts.
  2. legal, commerce One who accepts a draft or a bill of exchange; a drawee after he has accepted.

The drawee of a bill of exchange after acceptance of the bill i.e. the acceptor has accepted liability by signing the face of the bill.


Full Definition of Acceptor

The acceptor is the third party who accepts responsibility for payment in a bill of exchange. The bill of exchange will generally have three parties: the drawor, the drawee and the acceptor.

Synonyms For Acceptor

accepting, scavenger, receiver, recipient, acceptance

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Definition Sources

Definitions for Acceptor are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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