Definition of Passbook

1. Noun. A record of deposits and withdrawals and interest held by depositors at certain banks.

Exact synonyms: Bankbook
Generic synonyms: Record

Definition of Passbook

1. Noun. (banking) A customer's record of deposits and withdrawals from a savings account at a bank, typically recorded in a small booklet. The bank keeps its own record, which is final in any dispute. ¹

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Definition of Passbook

1. a bankbook [n -S] - See also: bankbook

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Literary usage of Passbook

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1. Judicial and Statutory Definitions of Words and Phrases by West Publishing Company (1904)
"As between a bank and a depositor, the entry of debts in the depositor's passbook and striking a balance thereon constitute a statement of the account, ..."

2. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1909)
"Cooper's passbook was written up at the bank In October, 1880, November, 1880, ... Across the face of the passbook on the first balancing was written, ..."

3. Personal Finance by Robert S. Rosefsky (2001)
"The bank may reserve the right to alter the interest rate being paid, on giving proper notice to its investors as set forth in the rules of the passbook ..."

4. Report of the Commissioners: Evidences and Proceedings by W. D. Ithell (1871)
"The passbook is not now in use : it shewed one pass granted in February, 1870, one in March, none in April or May, two in June, and one in July. ..."

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