sight draft

sight draft
An instrument payable on proper presentment (i.e. payable on demand). U.C.C. No. 3-108. A bill of exchange for the immediate collection of money. United Ben. Fire Ins. Co. v. First Nat. Bank of Ariz., Phoenix, 1 Ariz.App. 550, 405 P.2d 488, 490.
Bills of exchange are frequently drawn payable at sight or certain number of days or months after sight. U.C.C. No. 3-109(l)(b).
A demand for payment drawn by a person to whom money is owed. The draft is presented to the borrower's (the debtor's) bank in expectation that the borrower will authorize its bank to disburse the funds.
See also demand (demand note)
+ sight draft
One which is payable on presentation or demand. UCC No. 3-108.

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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