- The definition of a memorandum is a note or reminder left for yourself, or a form of communication designed to share information.
- An example of memorandum is when you leave yourself a note to pick up milk.
- An example of a memorandum is when a boss writes out an official notice to employees informing them of new policies.
memorandum definition by Webster's New World
- a short note written to help one remember something or remind one to do something
- a record of events or observations, esp. one for future use
- an informal written communication, as from one department to another in an office
- in diplomacy, a summary or outline of a subject under discussion, reasons for or against some action, etc.
- Business a statement, made by the consignor, of the goods and terms of a consignment sent with the privilege of return
- Law a short written statement of the terms of an agreement, contract, or transaction
Origin: Middle English ; from Classical Latin neuter of memorandus, to be remembered, gerund, gerundive of memorare, to remember: see memory
memorandum definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. me·mo·ran·dums or me·mo·ran·da
- A short note written as a reminder.
- A written record or communication, as in a business office.
- Law A short written statement outlining the terms of an agreement, transaction, or contract.
- A business statement made by a consignor about a shipment of goods that may be returned.
- A brief, unsigned diplomatic communication.
Origin: Middle English, to be remembered (used as a manuscript notation), from Latin, neuter sing. gerundive of memorāre, to bring to remembrance; see memorable.
memorandum - Legal Definition
- A form of written internal communication utilized in businesses and other office environments.
- A summary of the terms of an agreement (typically one to be drafted later).
- A legal brief, typically on a motion or other issue arising at the trial level.