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Definition of "memorandum" []

  • A short note written as a reminder. (noun)
  • A written record or communication, as in a business office. (noun)
  • Law A short written statement outlining the terms of an agreement, transaction, or contract. (noun)
  • A business statement made by a consignor about a shipment of goods that may be returned. (noun)
  • A brief, unsigned diplomatic communication. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "memorandum" in a sentence
  • ""If the memorandum is handed over and we are convinced by it, then we begin talks and end with naming who gets what in terms of positions in the country," said Mr. Allawi."
  • "Rather, this memorandum is intended solely as a guide to the exercise of investigative and prosecutorial discretion."
  • "The Obama memorandum is on the use of prizes in general, which is an innovative solution to all sorts of crises."