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letter of credit
n. pl. letters of credit Abbr. L/C
A letter issued by a bank authorizing the bearer to draw a stated amount of money from the issuing bank, its branches, or other associated banks or agencies.
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letter of credit
1. (Banking & Finance) a letter issued by a bank entitling the bearer to draw funds up to a specified maximum from that bank or its agencies
2. (Banking & Finance) a letter addressed by a bank instructing the addressee to allow the person named to draw a specified sum on the credit of the addressor bank
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let′ter of cred′it
1. a document issued by a banker allowing the person named to draw money to a specified amount.
2. a letter from a bank notifying a person that drafts on the issuer have been authorized up to a specified amount.
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|Noun||1.||letter of credit - a document issued by a bank that guarantees the payment of a customer's draft; substitutes the bank's credit for the customer's credit|
credit - money available for a client to borrow
commercial letter of credit - a letter of credit given to a business concern for commercial purposes
document - a written account of ownership or obligation
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