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Bill

1. A statement given buy a seller to a buyer itemizing the sale and demanding payment. A bill may be for the sale of a good or a service. The bill usually states the names of the counterparties, the goods and/or services purchased, and adds any applicable sales tax or VAT. It may also include the terms of sale, especially if it is a credit sale. A bill is also called an invoice. See also: Receipt.

2. Informal for Treasury bill.

bill

1. A Treasury bill.
2. See due bill.

bill

  1. 1a financial instrument, such as a BILL OF EXCHANGE and TREASURY BILL, that is issued by a firm or government as a means of borrowing money.
  2. the colloquial term used to describe an INVOICE (a request for payment for products or services received).
  3. a draft of a particular piece of legislation that forms the basis of an Act of Parliament, such as the Fair Trading Act 1973.
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He remembered going to the garage and getting the billhook and going back with the intention of killing his wife.
Foci were cleaned with long-handled billhooks, vegetation was cut back, 100,000 acres of swampland were drained, and tons of insecticide were spread over the island by aircraft and helicopters (Figure 4).
A TERRIFIED community living in fear of burglars are taking the law into their own hands by arming themselves with pickaxes and billhooks.
Here, in the plush pastures of the Vale, the Royalists, most of them farm labourers armed only with scythes and billhooks, were annihilated.
Type 4: Socketed billhooks or sickles (Figure 1 : 3 & Figure 2: 4).
But not so long ago it was left to skilled hedge-layers armed with little more than axes, billhooks and perseverance.
The practical effects of these differences are (or were) manifest in all sorts of ways, from the greater variety and excellence of livestock breeds in Britain (until farmers were forced to abandon them) to the comparative clumsiness of traditional implements like mattocks and billhooks in France.