Definitions

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

  • n. Chiefly British Variant of check.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A note promising to pay money to a named person or entity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See check.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See check 13.

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

  • v. withdraw money by writing a check
  • n. a written order directing a bank to pay money

Etymologies

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

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:

    UK Mobile Scam? - :: gia’s blog ::

  • • 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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  • 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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  • In one case, an individual deposited a cheque from a law firm yet was entered into the database because of a notification by the bank.

    The war against terror, Ch.3014

  • NO BODY!!! and now they judge others?? some cultures and societies are not so fast as others! so why we dont teach them???? promote the change! if you live here you are part of this country even if you retirement monthly cheque comes from the north! cindyblu

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  • Look to internal strife, millions of unassimilated people from the third world being told that the welfare cheque is ending.

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  • A cheque under the proposed legislation must be identified as such and the new legislation calls for the word cheque to appear on the instrument itself.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

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

    May 16, 2009