**Dis"count`** ]

**1.**

To deduct from an account, debt, charge, and the like; to make an abatement of; as, merchants sometimes **discount** five or six per cent for prompt payment of bills.

**2.**

To lend money upon, deducting the discount or allowance for interest; as, the banks **discount** notes and bills of exchange.

**Discount** only unexceptionable paper.
*Walsh.*

**3.**

To take into consideration beforehand; to anticipate and form conclusions concerning (an event).

**4.**

To leave out of account; to take no notice of.

[R.]

Of the three opinions (I **discount** Brown's).
*Sir W. Hamilton.*

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**Dis"count`**

To lend, or make a practice of lending, money, abating the discount; as, the **discount** for sixty or ninety days.

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**Dis"count`** (?), n. [Cf. F. *d'ecompte*. See Discount, v. t.]

**1.**

A counting off or deduction made from a gross sum on any account whatever; an allowance upon an account, debt, demand, price asked, and the like; something taken or deducted.

**2.**

A deduction made for interest, in advancing money upon, or purchasing, a bill or note not due; payment in advance of interest upon money.

**3.**

The rate of interest charged in discounting.

At a discount, below par, or below the nominal value; hence, colloquially, out of favor; poorly esteemed; depreciated. -- Bank discount, a sum equal to the interest at a given rate on the principal (face) of a bill or note from the time of discounting until it become due. -- Discount broker, one who makes a business of discounting commercial paper; a bill broker. -- Discount day, a particular day of the week when a bank discounts bills. -- True discount, the interest which, added to a principal, will equal the face of a note when it becomes due. The principal yielding this interest is the *present value** of the note.
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