bank-bill  {n. phr.}
A bank-note.
Neither Johnson nor the other lexicographers have the term bank-note, though they all have bank-bill, which Johnson defines, "a note for money laid up in a bank, at the sight of which the money is paid."
In the United States these are invariably called bank-bills, while in England this term is obsolete, and bank-notes universally used.
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