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of this tenor (tenour) and date

Postby simulacra » Thu Oct 15, 2009 3:12 pm

Can anyone tell us what "of this tenor/tenour and date" means in a bill of lading?
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Re: of this tenor (tenour) and date

Postby Josef » Fri Nov 06, 2009 8:12 am

In Law "tenour" (BrE) or "tenor" (AmE) means "the exact wording of a document".

Without the full context it is difficult to be sure but "of this tenor/tenour and date" usually means "identical to this one (document)" or "the same as this" (typically used when there are several copies of one document).

Note that in Finance, tenour/tenor means: the time before a bill of exchange etc becomes due for payment
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