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To aim a firearm, or deadly weapon, at a particular target.

To prepare a written bill of exchange, Commercial Paper, draft, or negotiable instrument and place one's signature on it, creating a legal obligation under its terms. To write a document, such as a deed, complaint, or petition, including the essential information necessary to make it legally effective upon its execution by the designated parties.

To lawfully remove money from an account held in a bank, treasury, or other depository.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.


v. 1) to prepare any document. 2) specifically to have prepared and sign a bill of exchange or check.

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to write in due form. In relation to a BILL OF EXCHANGE, to draw a bill is to write it (draw it) in such a way that an unconditional order is addressed to another (the drawee).
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