Draft

(redirected from dodge the draft)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia.
Related to dodge the draft: Draft evasion

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.

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.

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
Example: "I was sitting at a table with seven democrats, one ex-NYC-cab driver who met his wife of 34 years on 177 Bleecker Street in '61, one songwriter who had a friend that worked at a waffle house in Atlanta with a huge stud bracelet and a car that had spray-painted on the hood 'don't touch my shit,' and a guy whose parents, when Bush got elected, told him they had set up hiding places, with money set aside, all up the coast into Canada in case he would need to dodge the draft.
And it becomes important in relaying the circumstances that led a Croatian man to dodge the draft because of a regime that had a history of sending people it didn't like into war zones without ammunition.
Woodward), a young lawyer, wants to help defend the Kent State students who have been indicted in connection with the antiwar protest; on the other hand, he has political ambitions and is thus reluctant to dodge the draft despite his opposition to the war.
Ministry and government officials were not above corruption either, with some taking money from men hoping to dodge the draft and then proceeding to blackmail them.
As for Douglas's alleged use of the SATC to dodge the draft, Murphy's suggestions are based on the one quotation from Mendenhall, which, if you look at it closely, does not refer specifically to Douglas's motivation.