from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A sum deposited in a bank to be drawn out on the written order of the depositor.


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  • The bank also allegedly prepared letters for investors to confirm bank-account balances that were "nonexistent," the trustee said, adding that the bank's motivation was profit.

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  • Over 100 people were arrested or charged in the U.S. and U.K. as part of an alleged cybercrime ring using computer viruses to steal bank-account data and loot money.

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  • Netherlands and Ukraine in an alleged cybercrime ring using computer viruses to steal bank-account data and then money.

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  • Money is not the dull stuff of hourly wages and bank-account statements, but a magical substance that comes as a gift from above.

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  • Crystal Dupree , a 32-year-old office manager facing a lawsuit over an alleged debt on a store-issued credit card, says she wrote down her bank-account information and cellphone number because she thought the form was an official court document.

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  • Regarding Holman Jenkins's " The Way to Fight China's Hacking " (Business World, June 4): By now, virtually everyone with an email account has received countless "phishing" messages promising a $1 million (at least) bounty once the recipient has replied with name, Social Security number and full bank-account information.

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  • To buy bonds through TreasuryDirect, you'll need to provide your name, Social Security number and bank-account information.

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  • The person added that the bank-account details were obtained for a Sunday Times article that was in the public interest looking at Mr. Brown's purchase of an London apartment for below-market value.

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  • Steven Thogmartin , a partner in the U.S. retail banking practice at Boston Consulting Group, estimates regulatory changes curbing fees for bank-account overdrafts and debit-card interchange will cut U.S. consumer-deposit revenue, which tops $100 billion, by more than $20 billion.

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