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in·voice / ˈinˌvois/ • n. a list of goods sent or services provided, with a statement of the sum due for these; a bill. • v. [tr.] send an invoice to (someone). ∎  send an invoice for (goods or services provided).

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An itemized statement or written account of goods sent to a purchaser or consignee by a vendor that indicates the quantity and price of each piece of merchandise shipped.

A consular invoice is one used in foreign trade. It is signed by the consul of the nation to which the merchandise is shipped. Such an invoice facilitates the entry through the destination country, since the quality and value of the shipment are verified prior to its arrival.

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invoice XVI. app. orig. pl. of †invoy (recorded only later) — F. †envoy, envoi; see ENVOY1.