Definition of Cheque

1. Noun. A written order directing a bank to pay money. "He paid all his bills by check"

2. Verb. Withdraw money by writing a check.
Exact synonyms: Check Out
Generic synonyms: Draw, Draw Off, Take Out, Withdraw

Definition of Cheque

1. n. See Check.

Definition of Cheque

1. Noun. (AU Canada NZ UK) A note promising to pay money to a named person or entity. ¹

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Definition of Cheque

1. a written order directing a bank to pay money [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cheque

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chenodeoxycholoyltaurine hydrolase
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chenodesoxycholic acid
cheoplastic metal
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cheque book
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chequered flag

Literary usage of Cheque

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

1. A Treatise on the Law of Bills of Exchange, Promissory Notes, Bank-notes and by John Barnard Byles, Maurice Barnard Byles, Walter John Barnard Byles (1899)
"But where a cheque, instead of being presented for pay- ment in due course, is transferred and circulates through several hands, it is conceived that there ..."

2. Negligence in Law by Thomas Beven (1908)
"A cheque delivered to the payee operates as payment and extinguishes the debt, ... He has taken the cheque in payment and cannot call upon his debtor to pay ..."

3. A Digest of the Law of Bills of Exchange, Promissory Notes, Cheques, and by Mackenzie Dalzell Edwin Stewart Chalmers (1896)
"If the cheque had been payable to bearer, or had been indorsed in blank by the payee ... Where the banker, on whom a crossed drawer where cheque is drawn, ..."

4. John Marshall by James Bradley Thayer (1901)
"A person taking a cheque crossed generally or specially, bearing in either case the words "not negotiable," But a banker who has in good faith and without ..."

5. Principles of the Common Law: An Elementary Work Intended for the Use of by John Indermaur (1876)
"Crossing material part of cheque. Payment to li ink. r only. cheque crossed spc- i-hilly more than once not to be paid. ..."

6. A Practical Treatise on the Law of Bankers; Cheques, Letters of Credit, and by George John Shaw (1878)
"Of cashing a cheque when holder is a bailee. 2. Of cashing a cheque after ... Sight of holder to obtain payment of cheque not presented in due time. 4. ..."

7. Roscoe's Digest of the Law of Evidence on the Trial of Actions at Nisi Prius by Henry Roscoe, Maurice Powell (1884)
"Provided, that where a cheque is presented for payment which does not at the time of presentment appear to be crossed, or to have had a crossing which has ..."

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