Legal Definition and Related Resources of Escambio

Meaning of Escambio

In old English law. A writ granting power to an English merchant to draw a bill of exchange on another who is in a foreign country. Reg. Orig. 194.


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This definition of Escambio is based on the The Cyclopedic Law Dictionary . This entry needs to be proofread.

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Concept of “Escambio”

Traditional meaning of escambio in English (with some legal use of this latin concept in England and the United States in the XIX Century) [1]: (in Latin) A license in the form of a writ to a merchant to draw foreign bills of exchange. Escambium: exchange.


Notes and References

  1. Based on A Concise Law Dictionary of Words, Phrases and Maxims, “Escambio”, Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1911, United States. It is also called the Stimson’s Law dictionary. This term and/or definition may be absolete.

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