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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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In a hybrid election, such as that proposed in the Sotto bill, the automated totals can be checked against the manual precinct counts.
Hundreds of thousands of people are thought to have entered Britain without being checked against the Home Office warnings index of suspected terrorists and illegal immigrants.
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In the past, detainees' fingerprints were checked against a Federal Bureau of Investigation database to determine if they had a criminal history.
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ALMOST all visitors to Britain will be counted in and out of the country and checked against security "watch-lists" by 2014, it was announced yesterday.
Any applicant will now be checked against the US Government's terrorist watch list (run by the FBI).
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The Associated Press reported that airlines will also have to deal with stricter security regulations in the future, including a requirement to hand over passenger names to be checked against the US government's "no-fly" terror watch list before international flights bound for US destinations take off.