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An itemized statement or written account of goods sent to a purchaser or consignee by a vendor that indicates the quantity and price of each piece of merchandise shipped.
A consular invoice is one used in foreign trade. It is signed by the consul of the nation to which the merchandise is shipped. Such an invoice facilitates the entry through the destination country, since the quality and value of the shipment are verified prior to its arrival.
invoice(Bill), noun account, account rendered, note, reckoning, statement, statement of account, statement of obligations, statement particularizing debts due, tab
invoice(Itemized list), noun account of goods shipped, account of merchandise, bill of lading, check list, enumeration, inventory, itemized account, libellus, list of goods, list of items, list of items shipped, list of mercantile goods, merchandise specification, schedule, schedule of items and their respective prices
Associated concepts: uniform commercial code
See also: assess, charge, register
INVOICE, commerce. An account of goods or merchandise sent by merchants to their correspondents at home or abroad, in which the marks of each package, with other particulars, are set forth. Marsh. Ins. 408; Dane's Ab. Index, h. t. An invoice ought to contain a detailed statement, which should indicate the nature, quantity, quality, and price of the things sold, deposited, &c. 1 Pardess. Dr. Com. n. 248. Vide Bill of Lading; and 2 Wash. C. C. R. 113; Id. 155.