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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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This flex-arm light from Nemo Lite fills the bill for late-night cram sessions.
When real-time communications aren't possible, unified messaging fills the bill, providing a single mailbox for voice, email and fax, and including voice-to-text and text-to-voice capabilities.
None of the dogs Rockwell sees in his pleasant New England town of Stockbridge quite fills the bill. Then Scotty finds a friendly stray beagle, and this little dog turns out to be perfect for their pictures.
One of those who more than fills the bill is Alfonso Martin, who has risen to the level of principal dancer.
Braid Beard and his motley crew are looking for a digger (to help them bury their treasure, of course), and Jeremy fills the bill. Braid Beard yells to his crew, "He's a digger, he is, and a good one to boot!" (`A GOOD ONE TO BOOT!' the others agree.) The chief hoists Jeremy onto his shoulder and off they go.
And the new Moto Guzzi California fills the bill as a blue print of how a boulevard burner should look.