One who accepts a bill which has been protested, for the honor of the drawer or any one of the indorsers.
Law Dictionary – Alternative Legal Definition
in contracts, is a third person, who, after protest for non-acceptance by the drawee, accepts the bill for the honor of the drawer, or of the particular endorser. 2. By this acceptance he subjects himself to the same obligations as if the bill had been directed to him. An acceptor supra protest has his remedy against the person for whose honor he accepted, and against all persons who stand prior to that person. If he takes up the bill for the honor of the endorser, he stands in the light of an endorsee paying full value for the bill, and has the same remedies to which an endorsee would be entitled against all prior parties, and he can, of course, sue the drawer and endorser. The acceptor supra protest is required to give the same notice, in order to charge a party, which is necessary to be given by other holders. Such acceptor is not liable, unless demand of payment is made on the drawee, and notice of his refusal given.