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I. Negotiability
(15,831 words)

Volume IX: Commercial Transactions and Institutions | Chapter 4 (2000): Negotiable Instruments

Completed in July 1994; some subsequent materials have been taken into account.

Peter Ellinger

A. Definitions and Characteristics

i. Definitions

1. Common Law countries. – A negotiable instrument is a commercial paper in which a person either orders another person, or gives his own…

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Peter Ellinger, “I. Negotiability”, in: International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law Online, Edited by: U. Drobnig, R. David, H. H. Egawa, R. Graveson, V. Knapp, A. T. Von Mehren, Y. Noda, S. Rozmaryn, V. M. Tschchikvadze, H. Valladão, H. Yntema, K. Zweigert. Consulted online on 01 June 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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