a bank, as a Federal Reserve Bank, empowered by a government to issue currency.
- Bank on
an institution for receiving, lending, exchanging, and safeguarding money and, in some cases, issuing notes and transacting other financial business. the office or quarters of such an institution. Games. the stock or fund of pieces from which the players draw. the fund of the manager or the dealer. a special storage place: a blood bank; […]
- Bank paper
drafts, bills, and acceptances payable by banks. commercial paper that may be discounted in a bank. Historical Examples The depreciation of bank paper procured the appointment of a bullion committee. Worcestershire in the Nineteenth Century T. C. Turberville The bank paper, the bank seal—even the signature of the letter he knew by name. John Ames, […]
- Bank rate
the rate of discount fixed by a bank or banks. British. the discount charge set by a central bank, as by the Bank of England. Historical Examples But it must not be supposed that when bank rate is ineffective the Bank of England is doing no business. Readings in Money and Banking Chester Arthur Phillips […]
money in one’s possession; monetary resources. Informal. to finance; provide funds for: to bankroll a new play. Contemporary Examples But evangelical Christian voters notice them and so do those Jewish contributors who do bankroll Republicans. Cain’s Palestine Blunder Dan Ephron October 31, 2011 He may have illegally borrowed black music to build his own bankroll. […]