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Draft

An unconventional order in writing-signed by a person, usually the exporter, and addressed to the importer-ordering the importer or the importer's agent to pay, on demand (sight draft) or at a fixed future date (time draft) the amount specified on the face of the draft.
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Draft

A document in which a payer agrees to make a payment in a certain amount to a payee from an account held with a third party, usually a bank. A common example is a check. There are two main types of draft: a sight draft must be paid by the third party on demand of the payee, while a time draft may only be paid at a stated time.
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draft

A written order by one party for a second party to make payment to a third party. A check is an example of a draft drawn by a depositor (first party) on a financial institution (second party) and payable to an individual or organization (third party). See also overdraft, sight draft, time draft.
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