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Definitions and Index of Definitions
Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) CHAPTER 38, ARTICLE 4, PART 1
§ 4--104. Definitions and Index of Definitions.

(1) In this Article unless the context otherwise requires

(a) "Account" means any account with a bank and includes a

checking, time, interest or savings account;

(b) "Afternoon" means the period of a day between noon and


(c) "Banking day" means that part of any day on which a bank is

open to the public for carrying on substantially all of its

banking functions;

(d) "Clearing house" means any association of banks or other

payors regularly clearing items;

(e) "Customer" means any person having an account with a bank or

for whom a bank has agreed to collect items and includes a

bank carrying an account with another bank;

(f) "Documentary draft" means any negotiable or non-negotiable

draft with accompanying documents, securities or other papers

to be delivered against honor of the draft;

(g) "Item" means any instrument for the payment of money even

though it is not negotiable but does not include money;

(h) "Midnight deadline" with respect to a bank is midnight on its

next banking day following the banking day on which it

receives the relevant item or notice or from which the time

for taking action commences to run, whichever is later;

(i) "Obligated bank" means the acceptor of a certified check, the

issuer of a cashier's check, or the drawer of a teller's


(j) "Properly payable" includes the availability of funds for

payment at the time of decision to pay or dishonor;

(k) "Remitter" means the buyer from the obligated bank of a

cashier's check or a teller's check, and the drawer of a

certified check;

(l) "Settle" means to pay in cash, by clearing house settlement,

in a charge or credit or by remittance, or otherwise as

instructed. A settlement may be either provisional or final;

(m) "Suspends payments" with respect to a bank means that it has

been closed by order of the supervisory authorities, that a

public officer has been appointed to take it over or that it

ceases or refuses to make payments in the ordinary course of


(2) Other definitions applying to this Article and the sections in
which they appear are:

"Collecting bank" Section 4--105.

"Depositary bank" Section 4--105.

"Intermediary bank" Section 4--105.

"Payor bank" Section 4--105.

"Presenting bank" Section 4--105.

"Remitting bank" Section 4--105.

(3) The following definitions in other Articles apply to this Article:

"Acceptance" Section 3--410.

"Certificate of deposit" Section 3--104.

"Certification" Section 3--411.

"Check" Section 3--104.

"Draft" Section 3--104.

"Holder in due course" Section 3--302.

"Notice of dishonor" Section 3--508.

"Presentment" Section 3--504.

"Protest" Section 3--509.

"Secondary party" Section 3--102.

(4) In addition Article 1 contains general definitions and principles
of construction and interpretation applicable throughout this Article.