Definition of Blank cheque

1. Noun. A check that has been signed but with the amount payable left blank.

Exact synonyms: Blank Check
Generic synonyms: Bank Check, Check, Cheque
Group relationships: Checkbook, Chequebook



Definition of Blank cheque

1. Noun. (AU NZ British) A signed cheque of the type used to draw money from a bank account containing no information as to the amount to be paid with it. ¹

2. Noun. A grant of complete authority to spend an unlimited amount of money, or to take other actions without restraint. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Blank Cheque

blandishes
blandishing
blandishments
blandly
blandness
blandnesses
blands
blank
blank canvas
blank canvases
blank check
blank check company
blank checks
blank cheque (current term)
blank cheques
blank end
blank ends
blank out
blank shell
blank space
blank verse
blankable
blanked
blanker
blankest
blanket
blanket(a)

Literary usage of Blank cheque

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Revised Reports: Being a Republication of Such Cases in the English by Frederick Pollock, Robert Campbell, Oliver Augustus Saunders, Arthur Beresford Cane, Joseph Gerald Pease, William Bowstead, Great Britain Courts (1903)
"... and that he the plaintiff had been sent by the said Thompson to the said Cocks & Co., to ask for and receive from them the said blank cheque-book ..."

2. The Weekly Reporter by Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords, Great Britain. Privy Council, Great Britain. Supreme Court of Judicature (1903)
"This is the first sum claimed in the action. On the 30th of September, 1898, a similar transaction took place. Another blank cheque of the company which had ..."

3. Scott's New Reports in the Court of Common Pleas and Exchequer Chamber [1840 by John Scott, Great Britain Court of Common Pleas, Great Britain Court of Exchequer Chamber (1843)
"Cocks & Co. for a blank cheque-book, and the said G. Atkinson, on being then and there asked by the defendant for whom he wanted the said blank cheque-book, ..."

4. The New York Times Current History (1917)
"The blank cheque. In the meantime behold us again hopelessly outwitted by ... Nobody has said that this new treaty is the most tremendous blank cheque we ..."

5. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1884)
"The effects of this blank cheque will, as they would have us believe, be surpassingly disastrous. It is true that it would stop the imbecile pretence at ..."

6. Annotated Criminal Code, 1919, Canada by Canada, W. J. Tremeear (1919)
"If a blank cheque be delivered to him with a limited authority to complete it, ... Filling in the body of a blank cheque to which a signature is attached, ..."

7. The Revised Reports: Being a Republication of Such Cases in the English by Frederick Pollock, Robert Campbell, Oliver Augustus Saunders, Arthur Beresford Cane, Joseph Gerald Pease, William Bowstead, Great Britain Courts (1903)
"... and that he the plaintiff had been sent by the said Thompson to the said Cocks & Co., to ask for and receive from them the said blank cheque-book ..."

8. The Weekly Reporter by Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords, Great Britain. Privy Council, Great Britain. Supreme Court of Judicature (1903)
"This is the first sum claimed in the action. On the 30th of September, 1898, a similar transaction took place. Another blank cheque of the company which had ..."

9. Scott's New Reports in the Court of Common Pleas and Exchequer Chamber [1840 by John Scott, Great Britain Court of Common Pleas, Great Britain Court of Exchequer Chamber (1843)
"Cocks & Co. for a blank cheque-book, and the said G. Atkinson, on being then and there asked by the defendant for whom he wanted the said blank cheque-book, ..."

10. The New York Times Current History (1917)
"The blank cheque. In the meantime behold us again hopelessly outwitted by ... Nobody has said that this new treaty is the most tremendous blank cheque we ..."

11. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1884)
"The effects of this blank cheque will, as they would have us believe, be surpassingly disastrous. It is true that it would stop the imbecile pretence at ..."

12. Annotated Criminal Code, 1919, Canada by Canada, W. J. Tremeear (1919)
"If a blank cheque be delivered to him with a limited authority to complete it, ... Filling in the body of a blank cheque to which a signature is attached, ..."

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