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memorandum


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Memorandum  \Mem`o*ran"dum\,  n.;  pl  E.  {Memorandums},  L. 
  {Memoranda}.  [L.,  something  to  be  remembered,  neut.  of 
  memorandus,  fut.  pass.  p.  of  memorare.  See  {Memorable}.] 
  1.  A  record  of  something  which  it  is  desired  to  remember;  a 
  note  to  help  the  memory. 
 
  I  .  .  .  entered  a  memorandum  in  my  pocketbook. 
  --Guardian. 
 
  I  wish  you  would  as  opportunity  offers,  make 
  memorandums  of  the  regulations  of  the  academies. 
  --Sir  J. 
  Reynolds. 
 
  2.  (Law)  A  brief  or  informal  note  in  writing  of  some 
  transaction,  or  an  outline  of  an  intended  instrument;  an 
  instrument  drawn  up  in  a  brief  and  compendious  form 
 
  {Memorandum  check},  a  check  given  as  an  acknowledgment  of 
  indebtedness,  but  with  the  understanding  that  it  will  not 
  be  presented  at  bank  unless  the  maker  fails  to  take  it  up 
  on  the  day  the  debt  becomes  due.  It  usually  has  Mem. 
  written  on  its  face. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  memorandum 
  n  :  a  written  proposal  or  reminder  [syn:  {memo},  {memoranda}] 




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