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credit note

noun [C]
 
 
UK ( US credit memo, also US credit receipt)
COMMERCE a document that a seller gives to a buyer who returns a product, pays too much for something, etc., which the buyer may use at a later time to pay for something else: Most shops will allow you to make an exchange or offer you a credit note instead of a refund. Incorrect invoices may need to be adjusted by means of a credit note issued by the supplier.
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