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"bearer" in British English

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bearernoun [C]

uk   /ˈbeə.rər/  us   /ˈber.ɚ/
a ​person whose ​job is to ​carry something, or a ​person who ​brings a ​message: He was a coffin bearer at his father's ​funeral. I'm ​sorry to be the bearer of ​badnews. specialized finance & economics the ​person who ​owns an ​officialdocument or ​banknote
(Definition of bearer from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bearer" in American English

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bearernoun [C]

 us   /ˈbeər·ər/
a ​person whose ​job is to ​carry something, or a ​person who ​brings a ​message: Stretcher bearers ​carried the ​injuredacross the ​lawn.
(Definition of bearer from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"bearer" in Business English

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bearernoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈbeərər/ BANKING, FINANCE
someone who has in their ​possession a ​document, such as a ​bond or ​share, which they can ​legallyexchange for a ​sum of ​money: Letters of ​credit are ​documentsissued by ​banks which give the bearer the ​authority to ​draw a ​statedsum of ​money on the ​bank or its ​agencies. The ​bonds promised to ​repay the bearer the ​fullamount, ​plus 25% in 20 ​years' ​time. The ​bonds are ​normally in bearer ​form, which ​means the ​physicalholder of the ​certificate is deemed to be the ​owner.
(Definition of bearer from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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