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An exact replica of a legal document in words and figures.

For example, the tenor of a check would be the exact amount payable, as indicated on its face.


noun cast, character, content, course, cut, drift, exemplum, feeling, form, gist, idea, import, manner, meaning, mode, mood, nature, purport, sense, sententia, significance, signification, spirit, stamp, subject matter, tendency, tone, trend, vein
See also: complexion, condition, connotation, content, context, degree, gist, import, magnitude, main point, meaning, mode, signification, spirit, state, substance, temperament


1 the exact words of a deed, as distinct from their effect.
2 an exact copy or transcript.
3 loosely, the meaning of a document. See also PROVING THE TENOR.

TENOR, pleading. This word, applied to an instrument in pleading, signifies an exact copy; it differs from purport. (q.v.) 2 Phil. Ev. 99; 2 Russ. on Cr. 365; 1, Chit. Cr. Law, 235; 1 Mass. 203; 1 East, R. 180, and the cases cited in the notes. In chancery practice, by tenor is understood a certified copy of records of other courts removed into chancery by certiorari. Gresl. Ev. 309.

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Since their big debut as top finalists on "America's Got Talent," the tenors have been thrilling audiences with their vocal prowess and songs and music ranging from gospel, to country, to Broadway, pop and classical.
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Guinigundo remarked previously that liquidity has gradually returned to the market and offering additional tenors will ensure "appropriate level of domestic liquidity and price stability.
De Leon said the preference for shorter-dated tenors is fueled by expectations of an interest-rate hike by the US Federal Reserve system (the Fed), among other influences.
MANILA, Philippines The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) is studying the possibility of introducing a third tenor for the weekly term deposit auction facility (TDF) used to mop up excess liquidity in the financial system.
The Tenors of the 21st century, a group of tenors enjoying solo careers also come together to perform certain concerts around the world, including the one in Limassol.
The volume for 7-day tenor remained at P10 million.
That is in addition to 10 Welsh tenors belting out standards like O Sole Mio, Arafa Don and La Donne e Mobile.
The 10 tenors revealed are Rhys Meirion, Aled Hall, Aled Wyn Davies, Richard Allen, Trystan Llyr Griffiths, Ben Thapa, Shaun Dixon, Rhodri Prys Jones, Osian Bowen and Conal Bembridge-Sayers.
Worcester does not promise to be spring-like when The Ten Tenors come to The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts for a performance at 7:30 p.
Mais bien souvent, les double seconds--qui comme on l'a vu, ont un registre quasiment identique a celui des double tenors et sont constitues de deux bidons--jouent aussi des parties melodiques, sans que cela soit juge particulierement difficile.
We had to make sure that we kept the heart of the song but added the Tenors Of Rock stamp to it, which is big powerful vocals.