Define: Commercial Paper

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Definition: Commercial Paper

Quick Summary of Commercial Paper

A method of borrowing money from commercial institutions such as banks.

What is the dictionary definition of Commercial Paper?

Dictionary Definition

short-term unsecured promissory notes issued by companies.


Synonyms For Commercial Paper

trade effects, trade purposes, promissory notes, negotiable instrument, trade bills

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Modern Language Association (MLA):
Commercial Paper. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. January 21, 2020
Chicago Manual of Style (CMS):
Commercial Paper. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. (accessed: January 21, 2020).
American Psychological Association (APA):
Commercial Paper. Retrieved January 21, 2020, from website:

Definition Sources

Definitions for Commercial Paper are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

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

This glossary post was last updated: 23rd December 2018.