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to note a bill
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Note \Note\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Noted; p. pr. & vb. n. Noting.] [F. noter, L. notare, fr. nota. See Note, n.] [1913 Webster] 1. To notice with care; to observe; to remark; to heed; to attend to. --Pope. [1913 Webster] No more of that; I have noted it well. --Shak. [1913 Webster] The world will little note, nor long remember, what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. --Abraham Lincoln (Gettysburg Address, 1863). [PJC] 2. To record in writing; to make a memorandum of. [1913 Webster] Every unguarded word . . . was noted down. --Maccaulay. [1913 Webster] 3. To charge, as with crime (with of or for before the thing charged); to brand. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] They were both noted of incontinency. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 4. To denote; to designate. --Johnson. [1913 Webster] 5. To annotate. [R.] --W. H. Dixon. [1913 Webster] 6. To set down in musical characters. [1913 Webster] To note a bill or To note a draft, to record on the back of it a refusal of acceptance, as the ground of a protest, which is done officially by a notary. [1913 Webster]