Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See check 13.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun See check.

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  • noun Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK A note promising to pay money to a named person or entity.

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

  • verb withdraw money by writing a check
  • noun a written order directing a bank to pay money

Etymologies

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Influenced by exchequer, from Old French eschequier (see further etymology at check).

Examples

  • A person may, of course, hold a cheque for a much longer period than the time above mentioned and present it and receive payment, but the point that we are trying to make clear is that _the risk of holding it_ during this period _is the holder's and not the risk of the maker of the cheque_.

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  • What we've always made clear we have difficulty with, is what we describe as cheque book diplomacy.

    Transcript - The Hon Stephen Smith MP, Minister for Foreign Affairs

  • Will keep you informed if the cheque is a rubber one! lol! giagia says:

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  • • The English word cheque comes from the Arabic ṣakk, which refers to a written note of credit used by Muslim merchants

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  • IF (a very big if) people such as Juan received a cheque from the Fed to cover these extra costs the IVA would be a great idea.

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  • IF (a very big if) people such as Juan received a cheque from the Fed to cover these extra costs the IVA would be a great idea.

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  • IF (a very big if) people such as Juan received a cheque from the Fed to cover these extra costs the IVA would be a great idea.

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  • He went on to say that fraudsters will sometimes place money in a cardholder's account, then purchase something like ... a plane ticket, and then it turns out that the cheque is returned NSF and VISA is out the money.

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  • IF (a very big if) people such as Juan received a cheque from the Fed to cover these extra costs the IVA would be a great idea.

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  • IF (a very big if) people such as Juan received a cheque from the Fed to cover these extra costs the IVA would be a great idea.

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  • A signifiquantly better spelling than check. This one invokes - sorry, invoques - the mystike of banquing.

    May 16, 2009