|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (n.) A beak, as of a bird, or sometimes of a turtle or other animal.
2. (v. i.) To strike; to peck.
3. (v. i.) To join bills, as doves; to caress in fondness.
4. (n.) The bell, or boom, of the bittern
5. (n.) A cutting instrument, with hook-shaped point, and fitted with a handle; -- used in pruning, etc.; a billhook. When short, called a hand bill, when long, a hedge bill.
6. (n.) A weapon of infantry, in the 14th and 15th centuries. A common form of bill consisted of a broad, heavy, double-edged, hook-shaped blade, having a short pike at the back and another at the top, and attached to the end of a long staff.
7. (n.) One who wields a bill; a billman.
8. (n.) A pickax, or mattock.
9. (n.) The extremity of the arm of an anchor; the point of or beyond the fluke.
10. (v. t.) To work upon (as to dig, hoe, hack, or chop anything) with a bill.
11. (n.) A declaration made in writing, stating some wrong the complainant has suffered from the defendant, or a fault committed by some person against a law.
12. (n.) A writing binding the signer or signers to pay a certain sum at a future day or on demand, with or without interest, as may be stated in the document.
13. (n.) A form or draft of a law, presented to a legislature for enactment; a proposed or projected law.
14. (n.) A paper, written or printed, and posted up or given away, to advertise something, as a lecture, a play, or the sale of goods; a placard; a poster; a handbill.
15. (n.) An account of goods sold, services rendered, or work done, with the price or charge; a statement of a creditor's claim, in gross or by items; as, a grocer's bill.
16. (n.) Any paper, containing a statement of particulars; as, a bill of charges or expenditures; a weekly bill of mortality; a bill of fare, etc.
17. (v. t.) To advertise by a bill or public notice.
18. (v. t.) To charge or enter in a bill; as, to bill goods.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BILL OF DIVORCEMENT
See DIVORCE IN THE OLD TESTAMENT.
Bill (9 Occurrences)
Matthew 19:7 They asked him, "Why then did Moses command us to give her a bill of divorce, and divorce her?" (WEB ASV)
Mark 10:4 And they said, Moses suffered to write a bill of divorcement, and to put her away. (KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Luke 16:6 He said,'A hundred batos of oil.' He said to him,'Take your bill, and sit down quickly and write fifty.' (WEB KJV WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Luke 16:7 Then said he to another,'How much do you owe?' He said,'A hundred cors of wheat.' He said to him,'Take your bill, and write eighty.' (WEB KJV WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Deuteronomy 24:1 When a man takes a wife, and marries her, then it shall be, if she find no favor in his eyes, because he has found some unseemly thing in her, that he shall write her a bill of divorce, and give it in her hand, and send her out of his house. (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS RSV)
Deuteronomy 24:3 If the latter husband hate her, and write her a bill of divorce, and give it in her hand, and send her out of his house; or if the latter husband die, who took her to be his wife; (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS RSV)
Job 31:35 Who giveth to me a hearing? lo, my mark. The Mighty One doth answer me, And a bill hath mine adversary written. (YLT)
Isaiah 50:1 Thus says Yahweh, "Where is the bill of your mother's divorce, with which I have put her away? or which of my creditors is it to whom I have sold you? Behold, for your iniquities were you sold, and for your transgressions was your mother put away. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Jeremiah 3:8 I saw, when, for this very cause that backsliding Israel had committed adultery, I had put her away and given her a bill of divorce, yet treacherous Judah, her sister, didn't fear; but she also went and played the prostitute. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)