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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 some cases it can be shown that widely-different checks act on the same species in different districts.
Lighten any check, mitigate the destruction ever so little, and the number of the species will almost instantaneously increase to any amount.
When a species, owing to highly favourable circumstances, increases inordinately in numbers in a small tract, epidemics--at least, this seems generally to occur with our game animals--often ensue: and here we have a limiting check independent of the struggle for life.
He read the letter, skimming it line by line, dashing through the editor's praise of his story to the meat of the letter, the statement why the check had not been sent.
And he would receive the check when the story was published.
It also determined that this firm received numerous checks from multiple jurisdictions under similar circumstances.
Check 21 also eliminates the return of original checks to consumers, who instead are entitled to substitute checks or reproductions of original checks.
have evolved into financial portals where lower-income Americans cash $55 billion worth of checks each year.
Hit with too many bad checks, a number of businesses throughout the San Fernando Valley are on a cash or credit diet, trying to trim away the hassles of the holiday shopping season.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Captovation, a developer of document and check capture software, announces its latest check imaging device support for the Panini My Vision X[TM] check scanner.
The Check 21 Act does not require any bank to create substitute checks or to accept checks electronically.