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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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International passengers should be at the airport early to allow for security baggage checks, check in at airlines and immigration inspection, he said.
Unlike airports, international trains in Europe do not have routine identity and baggage checks, apart from the Eurostar train (pictured) linking the continent to the UK, which is not a Schengen member.
Included in some of the exercises were ticketing/check-in run-throughs, baggage checks - as each participant was asked to bring two pieces of luggage - security screenings, emergency response drills and the U.S.