Mem`o*ran"dum (?), n.; pl. E.
Memorandums, L. Memoranda (#).
[L., something to be remembered, neut. of memorandus, fut.
pass. p. of memorare. See Memorable.]
1. A record of something which it is desired
to remember; a note to help the memory.
I . . . entered a memorandum in my
I wish you would, as opportunity offers, make
memorandums of the regulations of the academies.
Sir J. Reynolds.
2. (Law) A brief or informal note in
writing of some transaction, or an outline of an intended instrument;
an instrument drawn up in a brief and compendious form.
Memorandum check, a check given as an
acknowledgment of indebtedness, but with the understanding that it
will not be presented at bank unless the maker fails to take it up on
the day the debt becomes due. It usually has Mem. written on