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The Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881

( ACT NO. XXVI OF 1881 )

Chapter II


“Holder in due course”
9. “Holder” in due course” means any person who for consideration becomes the possessor of a promissory note, bill of exchange or cheque if payable to bearer, or the payee or indorsee thereof, if payable to order, before it became overdue, without notice that the title of the person from whom he derived his own title was defective. “Holder in
due course”
Explanation - For the purposes of this section the title of a person to a promissory note, bill of exchange or cheque is defective when he is not entitled to receive the amount due thereon by reason of the provisions of section 58.

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