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Negotiable instrument

Nishant Kumar (Student)     03 March 2013

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One of the essential characteristic of a Negotiable Instrument is that it must be payable to either order or bearer. Could you please explain me the meaning of "order" and "bearer"?

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TSGRR (Student )     03 March 2013

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"Order" - Written instrument that allows the holder to be paid money or to do something

For ex: A banker's Postal order i.e., an order to bank / Post office to pay money

Bearer: Person who has a cheque for payment on demand

For ex; This cheque is payable to the bearer i.e, to the person who presents it at a bank.

Now i hope you understood the meaning of the words Order & Bearer.


Leez (none)     04 March 2013

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If it is payable to order then only the person named in the instrument can receive payment on the instrument. If it is payablr to bearer, then anyone who presents the instrument can recieve payment on it. Hope its clear.

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