credit card

A card or plate issued by a department store to a person whose credit is acceptable to the merchant, to be used in making purchases at the store on credit, without further identification or investigation as to credit standing; a card or plate issued by an oil company for the purpose of enabling the holder to purchase gasoline, oil, and automobile accessories at stations of the company wherever the latter may be in the country or, under some cards, even abroad; a card or plate issued by a bank or guaranty company for the purpose of enabling the holder to obtain on credit hotel or motel accommodations, meals, and airline tickets at home, in this country, and even abroad. Anno: 158 ALR 762.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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