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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 In the latter case, money may be withdrawn in cash by a person or company writing out a cheque payable to themselves.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 In the latter case, money may be withdrawn in cash by a person or company writing out a cheque payable to themselves.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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Thieves easily can obtain and use an individual's personal checks and credit cards to initiate an account takeover.
When you pay your AICPA dues this year, remember to include a personal check to the ELC.
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Cash, money orders and other forms of payment (such as credit card or personal check) may be accepted in connection with in-person requests, while certified checks, money orders, personal checks or credit cards may be accepted in connection with written requests.
Next thing you know, they're going to uncover a contribution to the President's reelection fund in the form of a personal check from Saddam Hussein, with "furry hugs and sloppy kisses" on the memo line, and a little heart dotting the "i." You know who I blame?
Feeling very glamorous on the bus on the way to NBC, I reflected how part of the qualification for being a talk-show host seems to be overcoming some kind of personal challenge: for Jenny it's the breast implants, for Jerry Springer, disgrace when as mayor of Cincinnati he paid for a call girl with a personal check, seriously impairing his political career.
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The 23-year-old has been targeted by the top--flight outfits and Well boss Terry Butcher even made a personal check.
Priority Mail for any order accompanied by a personal check or a school purchase order.
You can make a difference by simply filling out the attached coupon and mailing your personal check to the AICPA.
Natoli signed the contract and delivered it, together with her personal check in the amount of the required downpayment.

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