Purchase Order (West's Encyclopedia of American Law)
A document authorizing a seller to deliver goods, with payment to be made at a later date.
A purchase order is a written authorization requesting a vendor to furnish goods to a purchaser. It is an offer from the purchaser to buy certain articles. The offer is accepted by the seller when she supplies the requested items. A contract is formed and the seller can expect payment in return for the delivered goods.
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