face of instrument


face of instrument
That which is shown by the language employed, without any explanation, modification, or addition from extrinsic facts or evidence. Investors' Syndicate v. Willcuts, D.C.Minn., 45 F.2d 900, 902.
Thus, if the express terms of the paper disclose a fatal legal defect, it is said to be "void on its face." Regarded as an evidence of debt, the face of an instrument is the principal sum which it expresses to be due or payable, without any additions in the way of interest or costs.
See also face value

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • face of instrument — That which is shown by the language employed, without any explanation, modification, or addition from extrinsic facts or evidence. Investors Syndicate v. Willcuts, D.C.Minn., 45 F.2d 900, 902. Thus, if the express terms of the paper disclose a… …   Black's law dictionary

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  • Face — (f[=a]s), n. [F., from L. facies form, shape, face, perh. from facere to make (see {Fact}); or perh. orig. meaning appearance, and from a root meaning to shine, and akin to E. fancy. Cf. {Facetious}.] 1. The exterior form or appearance of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Face ague — Face Face (f[=a]s), n. [F., from L. facies form, shape, face, perh. from facere to make (see {Fact}); or perh. orig. meaning appearance, and from a root meaning to shine, and akin to E. fancy. Cf. {Facetious}.] 1. The exterior form or appearance… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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