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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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One customs officer noticed he was very nervous during regular luggage checks and was pressing a bag under his arm, so she asked him to let her see what was inside," spokeswoman Natalia Karaseva said.
DESPITE QUESTIONS OVER THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE DEVICES, THE PRIME MINISTER SAID YESTERDAY THAT PASSENGERS WOULD SEE THEIR GRADUAL INTRODUCTION, ALONG WITH HAND LUGGAGE CHECKS FOR TRACES OF EXPLOSIVES.
full body scanners and hand luggage checks for traces of explosives.