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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The part of a check or other commercial paper retained by the issuer as a record of a transaction.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the part of a cheque that is retained in the chequebook as a record; a stub

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. That part of a tally, formerly in the exchequer, which was kept by an officer in that court, the other, called the stock, being delivered to the person who had lent the king money on the account; -- called also counterstock.
  • n. The part of a writing (as the stub of a bank check) in which are noted the main particulars contained in the corresponding part, which has been issued.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. That part of a tally formerly struck in the English Exchequer which was kept by an officer in that court, the other, called the stock, being delivered to the person who had lent the king money on the account. Also called counterstock.
  • n. A part of a document, such as a bank-check or draft, which is retained by the person givingthe document, and on which is written a memorandum of the main particulars contained in the principal document; a stub.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the part of a check that is retained as a record

Etymologies

counter- +‎ foil (Wiktionary)

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