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  9  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ripper  act  \Rip"per  act\  or  bill  \bill\ 
  An  act  or  a  bill  conferring  upon  a  chief  executive,  as  a 
  governor  or  mayor,  large  powers  of  appointment  and  removal  of 
  heads  of  departments  or  other  subordinate  officials.  [Polit. 
  Cant,  U.  S.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bill  \Bill\,  v.  t. 
  To  work  upon  (  as  to  dig,  hoe,  hack,  or  chop  anything)  with  a 
  bill. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bill  \Bill\,  n.  [OE.  bill,  bille,  fr  LL  billa  (or  OF  bille), 
  for  L.  bulla  anything  rounded,  LL.,  seal,  stamp,  letter, 
  edict,  roll;  cf  F.  bille  a  ball,  prob.  fr  Ger.;  cf  MHG. 
  bickel,  D.  bikkel  dice.  Cf  {Bull}  papal  edict,  {Billet}  a 
  paper.] 
  1.  (Law)  A  declaration  made  in  writing,  stating  some  wrong 
  the  complainant  has  suffered  from  the  defendant,  or  a 
  fault  committed  by  some  person  against  a  law. 
 
  2.  A  writing  binding  the  signer  or  signers  to  pay  a  certain 
  sum  at  a  future  day  or  on  demand,  with  or  without 
  interest,  as  may  be  stated  in  the  document.  [Eng.] 
 
  Note:  In  the  United  States,  it  is  usually  called  a  note,  a 
  note  of  hand,  or  a  promissory  note. 
 
  3.  A  form  or  draft  of  a  law,  presented  to  a  legislature  for 
  enactment;  a  proposed  or  projected  law. 
 
  4.  A  paper,  written  or  printed,  and  posted  up  or  given  away 
  to  advertise  something  as  a  lecture,  a  play,  or  the  sale 
  of  goods;  a  placard;  a  poster;  a  handbill. 
 
  She  put  up  the  bill  in  her  parlor  window.  --Dickens. 
 
  5.  An  account  of  goods  sold,  services  rendered,  or  work  done 
  with  the  price  or  charge;  a  statement  of  a  creditor's 
  claim,  in  gross  or  by  items;  as  a  grocer's  bill. 
 
  6.  Any  paper,  containing  a  statement  of  particulars;  as  a 
  bill  of  charges  or  expenditures;  a  weekly  bill  of 
  mortality;  a  bill  of  fare,  etc 
 
  {Bill  of  adventure}.  See  under  {Adventure}. 
 
  {Bill  of  costs},  a  statement  of  the  items  which  form  the 
  total  amount  of  the  costs  of  a  party  to  a  suit  or  action 
 
 
  {Bill  of  credit}. 
  a  Within  the  constitution  of  the  United  States,  a  paper 
  issued  by  a  State,  on  the  mere  faith  and  credit  of  the 
  State,  and  designed  to  circulate  as  money.  No  State 
  shall  ``emit  bills  of  credit.''  --U.  S.  Const. 
  --Peters.  --Wharton.  --Bouvier 
  b  Among  merchants,  a  letter  sent  by  an  agent  or  other 
  person  to  a  merchant,  desiring  him  to  give  credit  to 
  the  bearer  for  goods  or  money. 
 
  {Bill  of  divorce},  in  the  Jewish  law,  a  writing  given  by  the 
  husband  to  the  wife,  by  which  the  marriage  relation  was 
  dissolved.  --Jer.  iii.  8. 
 
  {Bill  of  entry},  a  written  account  of  goods  entered  at  the 
  customhouse  whether  imported  or  intended  for  exportation. 
 
 
  {Bill  of  exceptions}.  See  under  {Exception}. 
 
  {Bill  of  exchange}  (Com.),  a  written  order  or  request  from 
  one  person  or  house  to  another,  desiring  the  latter  to  pay 
  to  some  person  designated  a  certain  sum  of  money  therein 
  generally  is  and  to  be  negotiable,  must  be  made  payable 
  to  order  or  to  bearer.  So  also  the  order  generally 
  expresses  a  specified  time  of  payment,  and  that  it  is 
  drawn  for  value.  The  person  who  draws  the  bill  is  called 
  the  drawer,  the  person  on  whom  it  is  drawn  is  before 
  acceptance,  called  the  drawee,  --  after  acceptance,  the 
  acceptor;  the  person  to  whom  the  money  is  directed  to  be 
  paid  is  called  the  payee.  The  person  making  the  order  may 
  himself  be  the  payee.  The  bill  itself  is  frequently  called 
  a  draft.  See  {Exchange}.  --Chitty. 
 
  {Bill  of  fare},  a  written  or  printed  enumeration  of  the 
  dishes  served  at  a  public  table,  or  of  the  dishes  (with 
  prices  annexed)  which  may  be  ordered  at  a  restaurant,  etc 
 
 
  {Bill  of  health},  a  certificate  from  the  proper  authorities 
  as  to  the  state  of  health  of  a  ship's  company  at  the  time 
  of  her  leaving  port. 
 
  {Bill  of  indictment},  a  written  accusation  lawfully  presented 
  to  a  grand  jury.  If  the  jury  consider  the  evidence 
  sufficient  to  support  the  accusation,  they  indorse  it  ``A 
  true  bill,''  otherwise  they  write  upon  it  ``Not  a  true 
  bill,''  or  ``Not  found,''  or  ``Ignoramus'',  or 
  ``Ignored.'' 
 
  {Bill  of  lading},  a  written  account  of  goods  shipped  by  any 
  person,  signed  by  the  agent  of  the  owner  of  the  vessel,  or 
  by  its  master,  acknowledging  the  receipt  of  the  goods,  and 
  promising  to  deliver  them  safe  at  the  place  directed, 
  dangers  of  the  sea  excepted.  It  is  usual  for  the  master  to 
  sign  two  three  or  four  copies  of  the  bill;  one  of  which 
  he  keeps  in  possession,  one  is  kept  by  the  shipper,  and 
  one  is  sent  to  the  consignee  of  the  goods. 
 
  {Bill  of  mortality},  an  official  statement  of  the  number  of 
  deaths  in  a  place  or  district  within  a  given  time;  also  a 
  district  required  to  be  covered  by  such  statement;  as  a 
  place  within  the  bills  of  mortality  of  London. 
 
  {Bill  of  pains  and  penalties},  a  special  act  of  a  legislature 
  which  inflicts  a  punishment  less  than  death  upon  persons 
  supposed  to  be  guilty  of  treason  or  felony,  without  any 
  conviction  in  the  ordinary  course  of  judicial  proceedings. 
  --Bouvier.  --Wharton. 
 
  {Bill  of  parcels},  an  account  given  by  the  seller  to  the 
  buyer  of  the  several  articles  purchased,  with  the  price  of 
  each 
 
  {Bill  of  particulars}  (Law),  a  detailed  statement  of  the 
  items  of  a  plaintiff's  demand  in  an  action  or  of  the 
  defendant's  set-off. 
 
  {Bill  of  rights},  a  summary  of  rights  and  privileges  claimed 
  by  a  people.  Such  was  the  declaration  presented  by  the 
  Lords  and  Commons  of  England  to  the  Prince  and  Princess  of 
  Orange  in  1688,  and  enacted  in  Parliament  after  they 
  became  king  and  queen.  In  America,  a  bill  or  declaration 
  of  rights  is  prefixed  to  most  of  the  constitutions  of  the 
  several  States. 
 
  {Bill  of  sale},  a  formal  instrument  for  the  conveyance  or 
  transfer  of  goods  and  chattels. 
 
  {Bill  of  sight},  a  form  of  entry  at  the  customhouse  by  which 
  goods,  respecting  which  the  importer  is  not  possessed  of 
  full  information,  may  be  provisionally  landed  for 
  examination. 
 
  {Bill  of  store},  a  license  granted  at  the  customhouse  to 
  merchants,  to  carry  such  stores  and  provisions  as  are 
  necessary  for  a  voyage,  custom  free  --Wharton. 
 
  {Bills  payable}  (pl.),  the  outstanding  unpaid  notes  or 
  acceptances  made  and  issued  by  an  individual  or  firm. 
 
  {Bills  receivable}  (pl.),  the  unpaid  promissory  notes  or 
  acceptances  held  by  an  individual  or  firm.  --McElrath. 
 
  {A  true  bill},  a  bill  of  indictment  sanctioned  by  a  grand 
  jury. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bill  \Bill\,  n.  [OE.  bile,  bille,  AS  bile  beak  of  a  bird, 
  proboscis;  cf  Ir  &  Gael.  bil,  bile,  mouth,  lip,  bird's 
  bill.  Cf  {Bill}  a  weapon.] 
  A  beak,  as  of  a  bird,  or  sometimes  of  a  turtle  or  other 
  animal.  --Milton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bill  \Bill\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Billed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Billing}.] 
  1.  To  strike;  to  peck.  [Obs.] 
 
  2.  To  join  bills,  as  doves;  to  caress  in  fondness.  ``As 
  pigeons  bill.''  --Shak. 
 
  {To  bill  and  coo},  to  interchange  caresses;  --  said  of  doves; 
  also  of  demonstrative  lovers.  --Thackeray. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bill  \Bill\,  n. 
  The  bell,  or  boom,  of  the  bittern 
 
  The  bittern's  hollow  bill  was  heard.  --Wordsworth. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bill  \Bill\,  n.  [OE.  bil,  AS  bill,  bil;  akin  to  OS  bil  sword, 
  OHG.  bill  pickax,  G.  bille.  Cf  {Bill}  bea?.] 
  1.  A  cutting  instrument,  with  hook-shaped  point,  and  fitted 
  with  a  handle;  --  used  in  pruning,  etc.;  a  billhook.  When 
  short,  called  a  hand  bill,  when  long,  a  hedge  bill. 
 
  2.  A  weapon  of  infantry,  in  the  14th  and  15th  centuries.  A 
  common  form  of  bill  consisted  of  a  broad,  heavy, 
  double-edged,  hook-shaped  blade,  having  a  short  pike  at 
  the  back  and  another  at  the  top  and  attached  to  the  end 
  of  a  long  staff. 
 
  France  had  no  infantry  that  dared  to  face  the 
  English  bows  end  bills.  --Macaulay. 
 
  3.  One  who  wields  a  bill;  a  billman.  --Strype. 
 
  4.  A  pickax,  or  mattock.  [Obs.] 
 
  5.  (Naut.)  The  extremity  of  the  arm  of  an  anchor;  the  point 
  of  or  beyond  the  fluke. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bill  \Bill\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  advertise  by  a  bill  or  public  notice. 
 
  2.  To  charge  or  enter  in  a  bill;  as  to  bill  goods. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bill 
  n  1:  a  statute  in  draft  before  it  becomes  law;  "they  held  a 
  public  hearing  on  the  bill"  [syn:  {measure}] 
  2:  a  statement  of  money  owed  for  goods  or  services;  "he  paid 
  his  bill  and  left";  "send  me  an  account  of  what  I  owe" 
  [syn:  {account},  {invoice}] 
  3:  a  piece  of  paper  money  (especially  one  issued  by  a  central 
  bank);  "he  peeled  off  five  one-thousand-zloty  notes"  [syn: 
  {note},  {government  note},  {bank  bill},  {banker's  bill}, 
  {bank  note},  {banknote},  {Federal  Reserve  note},  {greenback}] 
  4:  the  entertainment  offered  at  a  public  presentation 
  5:  a  list  of  particulars  (as  a  playbill  or  bill  of  fare) 
  6:  an  advertisement  (usually  printed  on  a  page  or  in  a  leaflet) 
  intended  for  wide  distribution;  "he  mailed  the  circular  to 
  all  subscribers"  [syn:  {circular},  {handbill},  {broadside}, 
  {broadsheet},  {flier},  {flyer},  {throwaway}] 
  7:  horny  projecting  jaws  of  a  bird  [syn:  {beak},  {neb},  {nib}] 
  8:  a  sign  posted  in  a  public  place  as  an  advertisement;  "a 
  poster  advertised  the  coming  attractions"  [syn:  {poster}, 
  {placard},  {notice},  {card}] 
  9:  a  long-handled  saw  with  a  curved  blade;  "he  used  a  bill  to 
  prune  branches  off  of  the  tree"  [syn:  {billhook}] 
  10:  a  brim  that  projects  to  the  front  to  shade  the  eyes;  "he 
  pulled  down  the  bill  of  his  cap  and  trudged  ahead"  [syn: 
  {peak},  {eyeshade},  {visor},  {vizor}] 
  v  1:  demand  payment;  "Will  I  get  charged  for  this  service?"  "We 
  were  billed  for  4  nights  in  the  hotel,  although  e  stayed 
  only  3  nights"  [syn:  {charge}] 
  2:  advertise  esp.  by  posters  or  placards;  "He  was  billed  as 
  the  greatest  tenor  since  Caruso" 
  3:  publicize  or  announce  by  placards  [syn:  {placard}] 




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