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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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Lester and the other people we've hired for our Asian technology centers fit the bill perfectly.
At 10 million years of age, TW Hydrae fit the bill.
His servant girl, Sybil, and his talking raven, Odo, hunt for a green-eyed reader and find not one but two boys who fit the bill, one sweet and one sour; bury and rebury their not-quite-dead master: and contend with a mysterious monk who is trying to retrieve the book and with the city reeve, who wants the alchemist's gold.
This property fit the bill, and it worked for them aesthetically.