Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. That cannot be checked or restrained.
  • adj. Without checks (financial instruments); chequeless.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. That can not be checked or restrained.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Incapable of being checked or restrained.

Etymologies

check +‎ -less (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Jeremy Bentham in his old treatise on the law of Evidence said this about public trials, recognizing the wisdom of the centuries that secret trials, no matter their claims of checks and balances, are checkless and balanceless without “publicity” or transparency and openness to the public.

    Anatomy of the Murder of Democracy

  • Then, following the two maids, with checkless tears

    The Seven Plays in English Verse

  • Great must have been the disgrace of one who found himself checkless at the end of the month, and greater even than the heart-burnings over seating the meeting must have been the jealousies and church quarrels that arose over the communion-checks.

    Sabbath in Puritan New England

  • The card is the latest in a long line of prepaid cards, a relatively new financial instrument that functions basically like a checkless checking account, needn't be marketed by a bank, offers tremendous value to the un- and underbanked and is often maligned for an abundance and excess of fees.

    Forbes.com: News

  • My DealsSM is a complimentary service for FNBO Direct's Online BillPay, a checkless checking account, and Extra Earnings

    Business Wire Travel News

  • Conference that we would be a checkless society by 2000, according to Benton E.

    5 banking predictions that missed the mark - Yahoo! Finance

  • Prepaid products-essentially checkless checking accounts-represent an important development in the evolving financial services industry.

    The New America Foundation -

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