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Check

A bill of exchange representing a draft on a bank from deposited funds that pays a certain sum of money to a certain person or party.

Check

A document in which the writer orders his/her bank to pay to the receiver of the check a stated amount of money. For example, Joe may write Andrew a check for $10. In doing so, Joe is signing a document stating that he wishes to give Andrew $10, that it is available in Joe's bank, and Andrew can receive it from there. Andrew can either go to Joe's bank, present the check, and collect $10, or he may go to his own bank to deposit the check into his own account. In that case, Andrew's bank contacts Joe's bank and collects the $10 that way. Checks can be for any amount. See also: Check hold.
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The latest publication, Baggage Check by Curtis Bunn, is a novel devoted to deciphering male and female relationships as told by three 30-something African American men.
Baggage check: To check out IMTS before going to your hotel, or getting one last peek after you've checked out of your hotel, make use of the baggage check service at McCormick Place.
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Bunn, a newspaper sports writer, got the idea for the conference while he was promoting his first novel, Baggage Check (A&B Books, September 2001).