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

  • n. See bankbook.
  • n. A book in which a merchant records credit sales.
  • n. A document formerly issued to a Black person in South Africa and used to enforce certain legal and economic restrictions under the apartheid system. Also called reference book.

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  • n. A customer's record of deposits and withdrawals from a savings account at a bank, typically recorded in a small booklet. The bank keeps its own record, which is final in any dispute.

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  • n. a record of deposits and withdrawals and interest held by depositors at certain banks


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pass +‎ book


  • Your passbook is checked at the reception desk every time you come; if you're behind schedule for a shot, you go to the Preventive Medicine door and the nurse gives it to you, then and there.

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  • Regular savings accounts are sometimes called passbook accounts and usually have low opening deposit requirements.

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  • And basically what that court was dealing with, well, let me start by saying during apartheid, all adult men and women were forced to carry something called the passbook ...

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  • It is customary for pilgrims, who make extended journeys, to carry what may be called a passbook, in which seals are placed by the officials of each shrine.

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  • All thanks to a little piece of Americana called the passbook savings account.

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  • At this point you will be able to access the "passbook" savings account, and you shall transfer 50 percent of the money to your own account and send the rest to me.

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  • The white-minority government's "influx control" policy required all black South Africans to carry a photo-ID "passbook" in urban areas to prevent a deluge of black Africans from flooding in to areas where the jobs were. -

  • Since those "passbook" savings are earning nearly nothing, he says there is no reason to risk not having access to the cash.

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  • Northern Rock's Little Rock instant access account, operated via a passbook, pays the best variable rate at 3% on deposits of £1 to £10,000, and is open to children under 16.

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