Treasury bill


Treasury bill

Treasury bill or treasury bill Word Origin noun

  1. an obligation of the U.S. government represented by promissory notes in denominations ranging from $1000 to $1,000,000, with a maturity of about 90 days but bearing no interest, and sold periodically at a discount on the market.

Origin of Treasury bill First recorded in 1790–1800 British Dictionary definitions for treasury bill Treasury bill noun

  1. a short-term noninterest-bearing obligation issued by the Treasury, payable to bearer and maturing usually in three months, within which it is tradable on a discount basis on the open market

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