bank check


bank check
noun
a written order directing a bank to pay money
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he paid all his bills by check

Syn: ↑check, ↑cheque
Derivationally related forms: ↑cheque (for: ↑cheque), ↑check (for: ↑check)
Hypernyms: ↑draft, ↑bill of exchange, ↑order of payment
Hyponyms:

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noun
Etymology: bank (IV)
: an order by a depositor on a commercial bank to pay a specified sum on demand to a designated payee or, when the check is endorsed by the payee, to others

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2. a check that the holder of a checking account draws on a bank for payment.
[1795-1805, Amer.]

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bank check,
an order issued on or by a bank to pay a designated amount.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Bank check — Check Check (ch[e^]k), n. [OE. chek, OF. eschec, F. [ e]chec, a stop, hindrance, orig. check in the game of chess, pl. [ e]checs chess, through Ar., fr. Pers. sh[=a]h king. See {Shah}, and cf. {Checkmate}, {Chess}, {Checker}.] 1. (Chess) A word… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bank check — see check Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. bank check …   Law dictionary

  • bank check — check which is drawn from the bank rather than from a personal checkbook …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bank check — A check in the ordinary sense of the term, that is, a check drawn on a bank. See cashier s check; check …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • bank check — 1. See cashier s check. 2. a check that the holder of a checking account draws on a bank for payment. [1795 1805, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • savings bank check — An anomaly of words, being nothing more than a slip denoting a withdrawal of funds from a savings account …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • bank draft — bank check …   English contemporary dictionary

  • check — n 1: something that limits or restrains see also checks and balances 2: a written order signed by its maker directing a bank to pay a specified sum to a named person or to that person s order on demand see also negotiable instrument compa …   Law dictionary

  • Check — (ch[e^]k), n. [OE. chek, OF. eschec, F. [ e]chec, a stop, hindrance, orig. check in the game of chess, pl. [ e]checs chess, through Ar., fr. Pers. sh[=a]h king. See {Shah}, and cf. {Checkmate}, {Chess}, {Checker}.] 1. (Chess) A word of warning… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Check book — Check Check (ch[e^]k), n. [OE. chek, OF. eschec, F. [ e]chec, a stop, hindrance, orig. check in the game of chess, pl. [ e]checs chess, through Ar., fr. Pers. sh[=a]h king. See {Shah}, and cf. {Checkmate}, {Chess}, {Checker}.] 1. (Chess) A word… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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