Legal Definition and Related Resources of IOU

Meaning of IOU

(I owe you). A written acknowledgment of a debt. It is not a negotiable instrument

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IOU in Historical Law

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IOU in the Dictionary of Law consisting of Judicial Definitions and Explanations of Words, Phrases and Maxims

Greek hypothesis, a placing under; supposition. “I owe you”. A popular designation of a due-bill or memorandum of debt. Consist’s of those letters, a sum of money, and the debtor’s signature. As it contains no direct promise to pay, it is not a promissory note, but a mere acknowledgment of indebtedness.

Note: This legal definition of IOU in the Dictionary of Law (English and American Jurisprudence) is from 1893.







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