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Bearer

The owner of a security or other instrument. One may bear any type of security. While technically a bearer is identical to a holder, the term "bearer" implies one who holds a security with no ownership information, automatically making the bearer the presumed owner.
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This," says Grandfather Smallweed, alluding to the bearer, who has been in danger of strangulation and who withdraws adjusting his windpipe, "is the driver of the cab.
Yes, and afterwards sneaked off with Francis," Trent broke in bitterly, "and took every bearer with him - after we'd paid them for the return journey too.
Shut up the place, turn out directly, and send me the key by bearer.
Here is a note from her, entreating you to accede to the request of Mr Mortimer Lightwood, the bearer.
D'Artagnan, being the bearer of the letter, is naturally the head of the enterprise; let him decide, and we will execute.
His eminence cannot see the letter without the bearer of it," replied the young man; "but to convince you that I am really the bearer of a letter, see, here it is; and kindly add," continued he, "that I am not a simple messenger, but an envoy extraordinary.
He is also the bearer of a second confidential epistle for his eminence.
On the strength of this, the general, soon after Eleanor's marriage, permitted his son to return to Northanger, and thence made him the bearer of his consent, very courteously worded in a page full of empty professions to Mr.
This man has just arrived from Paris, sir," he continued, "and is the bearer of a letter which he is instructed to deliver into your hands only.
If this person you speak of is really the bearer of a letter from there," he added, "I think we can both guess what it is about.
A letter in a double-ended envelope, stuck all over with sealing wax, is pretty certain to be opened in case of any accident to the bearer.
The Minister said this while talking to the office bearers of the Pakistan Hosiery Manufacturers and Exporters Association (PHMA) here, said a statement on Wednesday.