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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.

cheque

a means of transferring or withdrawing money from a BANK or BUILDING SOCIETY current account. In the former case, the drawer of a cheque creates a written instruction to his bank or building society to transfer funds to some other person's or company's bank or building society account (the ‘payee’). In the latter case, money may be withdrawn in cash by a person or company writing out a cheque payable to themselves. See COMMERCIAL BANK.

cheque

a means of transferring or withdrawing money from a BANK or BUILDING SOCIETY current account. In the former case, the drawer of a cheque creates a written instruction to his or her bank or building society to transfer funds to some other person's or company's bank or building society account (the ‘payee’). In the latter case, money may be withdrawn in cash by a person or company writing out a cheque payable to themselves. Cheques may be ‘open’, in which case they may be used to draw cash, or ‘crossed’ with two parallel lines, in which case they cannot be presented for cash but must be paid into the account of the payee. See COMMERCIAL BANK.
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For my man was a fellow that nobody could have to do with, a really damnable man; and the person that drew the cheque is the very pink of the proprieties, celebrated too, and (what makes it worse) one of your fellows who do what they call good.
Dear Sirs,--"We beg to acknowledge 10 pounds received and to return cheque of
She had decided to give her a very handsome wedding present, a cheque for two hundred, two hundred and fifty, or possibly, conceivably-- it depended upon the under-gardener and Huths' bill for doing up the drawing-room--three hundred pounds sterling.
Alfred Tennyson when we passed him in Regent Street, calling at publishers' offices for cheque, when 'Will you take care of it, or shall I?
The object of his visit was to obtain from her her personal cheque for a large sum in return for a guarantee of her personal safety and return to England.
Still it was too bad for him to allow me even to run a risk of having a cheque returned.
We can stroll over, I'll cash a cheque, and in half an hour the cash will be in your hand.
The trouble with the beginner at the writing game is the long, dry spells, when there is never an editor's cheque and everything pawnable is pawned.
As observed by the Fynes, his uneasy appearance on leaving the house arose from the fact that his first trouble having been caused by a cheque of doubtful authenticity, the possession of a document of the sort made him unreasonably uncomfortable till this one was safely cashed.
Swaffer sits up as late as ten o'clock at night to read books, and they will tell you also that he can write a cheque for two hundred pounds without thinking twice about it.
Inglethorp's cheque, and regretting they had been unable to trace a certain series of Russian folksongs.
He then sent the cheque to the address that Helen gave him, and stated that later on he was instructed to forward five thousand pounds.